Re: Need Encouragement
Jennylin, you sound so frustrated. I'm so glad you were able to vent to us, sometimes that makes everything just a little better.
While I can't address your personal situation with DH (maybe some communication issues?), I'd like to comment on a few other things. ;-)
Sitter said she wouldn't take EBM, so she wanted to give her formula instead? I don't follow her logic. Maybe she's never had a breastfed infant before?
Tell her that you expect her to be holding your daughter at every feeding. If she's licensed, and/or on the Food Program, she's REQUIRED to hold any infant up to age 6mos while they are taking a bottle. No exceptions. And, since you're paying her, you're requiring this of her, too, even if she's not licensed. It's a safety thing, to prevent choking.
At work, you're doing the best you can. I promise. It's very hard, mentally and physically draining. You have to take care of yourself - eat as healthy as you can manage, stay hydrated, exercise at least a little bit, do a little something for yourself once in a while.
Working and caring for an infant is hard work, even if you're not breastfeeding.
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