My best friend had her baby Wednesday night via C-section. Last night, the anesthesia wore out of her system and the pain hit her. She said she had a really bad night, couldn't get out of bed on her own and was throwing up from the pain, so she sent the baby to the nursery for 8 hours! And she didn't pump.
I asked how she could go 8 hours without feeding him and she replied "I didn't, they fed him in the nursery." So I tried to explain to her that it's just as important that she feed him as it is that he gets fed, that if she doesn't nurse, her body won't get the signal to make milk.
The problem is, she doesn't listen. Ever. To anyone. I desperately want to help her, but I don't know how to get through to her. And I don't even know if it's my place to try.
I'm worried about her attitude because she got the epidural right away without even trying. And now, the moment it's hard, she stopped nursing. I worry that this doesn't bode well. I had a frustrating time with nursing in the beginning too, like many of us do. I remember very well how hard it all is - but you can't just give up, right?