I know you all have read many posts like this and have probably helped many moms. My son turns 3 months today. Breastfeeding has not been so wonderful but we get through it. I broke down the other day and bought a pump thinking I would just pump exclusively. I haven't opened it yet! I don't want to pump and I don't want to give him formula but I am stressed everytime I go to feed him. He eats great for his 3 am feeding and his early morning feeding but the rest of the day is crazy, especially in the evening and before bed. I have plenty of milk and sometimes the let down is too overwhelming (doesn't bother him in the morning). He wants to look around, pull off, sometimes cry. sometimes he eats just enough to give him a snack and then he's hungry in an hour. And other times he won't eat for 4 or 5 hours between feedings. What is the deal? I can sometimes hear gas in his tummy and I can tell it bothers him. I was really hoping I could go the whole year without bottles and pumping. Of course, everyone around me thinks I am crazy and should quit all together, especially family. I am thankful for my husband who is my only real supporter. All the suggestions, advice, support would be greatly appreciated.
I did try to contact a LLL meeting club in my area but no would return my enquiries.
I nursed my daughter for 1 month and then pumped for 4 months, don't want to do this again!