Do you ever feel as though you have become obsessive about nurishing your little one?
I have local support from LLLI that encourages my breastfeeding (which I am greatly thankful for), but I can't help but feel overwhelmed by task of breastfeeding. My pediatrician recommended that I supplement with formula (once/twice a day) to help our baby with weight gain since she was low in the percentiles for that. She thought that this would only be temporary. Our 2 month check up is coming up and I am still supplementing. Over the last couple of days the amount of formula feedings have increased, which I know is because of convenience. As going back to work approaches (I still have a month and a half), I wonder if I will be able to stick with BF. I feel very good about BF and nurishing my daughter that way, but sometimes I wonder if I can really continue. I think about reclaiming my body, but also think about how sharing my body is really connecting me to my daughter and providing her with so many benefits. I know it is one day at a time and I am really going to try to get off of formula and increase my BF. I do pump as well to help with the night time feeds and I think that helps take some pressure off at times.
Thank you for letting me share. It helps me recommit to BF by being a part of these forums.