Re: Feeling guilty about OS
Originally Posted by @llli*bfwmomof3
My second baby struggled with my rather massive oversupply, and she really did seem to hate nursing. She would pull off and SCREAM when the letdown started blasting, leaving milk fountaining into the air. That made nursing in public a trip and a half! But the struggle was temporary. Block feeding reduced my supply and as time went on my daughter learned how to nurse without triggering a super-fast letdown and getting upset. Nursing became very enjoyable, and my daughter developed a real enthusiasm for and delight in nursing that lasted for 3 years. You will get there, too!
I know formula and bottles can seem tempting, but in the long run you'd be signing up for a huge amount of extra work. Pumping round the clock, pumping in public, storing, transporting, and warming milk, washing endless bottles and pump supplies, fretting when the ppower goes off, getting up to warm a bottle in the middle of the night- one of my friends is exclusively pumping and she has to get up at 2 am, just like any other mom, only she can't simply latch the baby on and drift back to sleep. She has to get up, haul herself down to the kitchen, warm a bottle- all while listening to her baby scream for 10-15 minutes because he's hungry!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"