I am so frustrated with trying to bf my 4 week old son. I keep asking myself why not just pump. With my dd all I did was pump n that worked well. But I somehow feel that if I give up ill be a failure n what if this gets better ill have missed out on a great bonding experience. I'm trying to convince myself to stick to this but this is how I see it;
I don't have to fear feeding him. I can give him a bottle and admire him rather than be angry at him.
My dh can help me out when I'm too tired.
I can give him a bottle when out in public.
When going somewhere I can feed him while the car is moving rather than having to stop n take him out of the car seat n stay there for an hour or so.
I won't have to work around his feeding schedule because he can eat anywhere even on the go
The pump I have is the medela free style which I just strap on n can walk around n do what ever chores or be with my 14 month old daughter. I know the downside is washing bottles and a pump but at the moment that doesn't seem so bad.
I don't want to give this up but these are my thoughts at the moment