It's been rough the past few days. I'm usually pretty hard on myself on a regular basis, but with breastfeeding, I feel like I'm not doing anything right! I am enjoying it, for the most part...but I formula-fed my first child over 10 years ago, and I don't remember it being as difficult as this breastfeeding is going. My daughter is almost 5 weeks old, and I've been dealing with OALD and oversupply. I've tried a few different things to make things easier for her to eat, and the block feeding seemed to be doing the trick. Then, I don't know what happened but yesterday and today, I felt like I was at the other end of the spectrum. My breasts don't feel like they have enough in them to keep up with her! And she's still eating every 2-3 hours, which is killing through the night. Every 2 hours, like clockwork. I can't get any naps in during the day because I can't wind down. Too much going on in my head! My husband works out of town all week, only home on weekends. My 10 year old is on my last nerve and I've been yelling at him for days!
I'm not normally this negative. I've always been such a positive person, and people have always looked up to me for that. Now, I'm a "downer". When does this breastfeeding thing get easier?!?! I thought it was supposed to be so much easier than bottlefeeeding. I know it's so much better nutrition for the baby, but I'm not so sure about "easier"!