I can't get my milk to letdown while I am pumping! I have tried visualization, but my little one is on the floor playing while I am trying to pump and I don't relax- I know there is milk in there too.
In sorta of the same vein- I'm trying to build in some self care/ exercise by using a bottle occasionally-I feel like I am out of balance in life- Henry screams if someone other than I tries to put him down for bed or a nap, and he isn't on a bottle because he was nursing funny after he took it and I stopped it. And, I rock him to sleep for every nap and wear him in a sling while he naps- immobile in the rocking chair because he wakes up easily.. What's my point you are asking?
Well, I was wondering if you have any tricks to help the letdown while pumping. I'm taking the fenugreek and pumping everyday with no success. My second question is...do your babies accept care from other people- grandma, dad, etc? I think I may have monopolized the baby care, and now it is on me to always care for him when he is tired or upset unless he cries in the arms of someone else so I can take a break- like go out on a date with my husband who I have been neglecting. How do you achieve balance? I also have to return to work and he's not doing the bottle which freaks me out and who in the world will hold him for a nap like I do?
I needed to vent..I feel burnt. He screams though, instead of crying and it breaks my heart. Generally I am OK being the the caregiver when he is fussy, tired, hungry but I wonder if this is healthy?