I have an 11 month old son, and am currently almost 15 weeks pregnant. I am not sure where to post this, but I felt that here on this forum, there were many women who were extremely dedicated to breastfeeding and would be supportive. I admire the fact that you bf for the length of time that you do. I'm a bit envious. I wish I were bf'ing my son now. It's kind of sad that I'm not.
I try to live my life without regrets, but this one got away. I attempted to breastfeed my newborn son shortly after birth. I was unsuccessful. He couldn't latch on properly, and he would just scream and cry. Which in turn broke my heart and I gave up, or gave in. I just pumped my breastmilk for him and fed him from a bottle. I seriously regret that I didn't try harder to make it work. I was told that I have slightly flat nipples and this might make it harder for him to latch on. I had a terrific supply and was able to get plenty of milk for him. I think the fact that I lived so far from everyone, the LC at the hospital that asked me to come back and see her, and everyone else for that matter played a role in my decision too. I feel badly for letting that influence me.
I seriously want to be successful this time around. I know my milk supply was never a problem. I know all women can have some kind of problem at one time or another and mine is not unique.
I'm not sure what I'm looking for here. I just wanted to say that I'm hoping to find out more about my "issues" and learn from you guys. I really admire the dedication that you all have. I wish I could be like you gals.
anyway, thanks for reading if you got this far.