I posted a thread recently about my baby falling asleep on breasts when I go to feed. I don't know exactly why, but I am getting through it. I've talked to one of my best friends who bf's and is a huge support system for me. She lives across the country from me but we talk daily and she is the reason I'm still doing this only after almost 2 weeks. She gave me some good advice. See I've screwed my sytem up before I even got one. Baby wasn't putting on weight, nurse said to supplement. I supplement and think, "hey this bottle is nice." I will breastfeed all day, bottle feed at night" well, it's not working out that way. I will bf for hours. Right now I'm going on 2 1/2 now and she still won't stop sucking. ( a boppy helps if you're on the computer). well, what I've been doing is quitting at 2 hours and she's still crying that she's hungry so I give her either what breastmilk I've pumped or formula and she drinks about 3 oz or more. So I'm thinking what is wrong w/ me? Is she not getting enough milk from me? How can she be that hungry still? Well, I wrote a long email to my friend and she said, you have to put away the bottles, put away the pump unless you absolutely need it. She said "you have to become one with your baby" and what she meant was I need to just sit and feed and put my body in sync w/ my baby's so my body can learn how much milk to produce by how much my baby is taking and in no time at all, it will go faster b/c I will be producing so much more milk.
So, today, I've put aside the bottles, and it's hard not to think of the easy way out, but I care too much for my baby and our relationship too put her on formula again. But I've been doing nothing but feeding all day and all through the night.
We just need to be there for eachother and I'm glad she told me about this site so I can vent on here too lol!