Hi, My situation is a little uncommon. I have been doing great with Breastfeeding since my son was born. He is now 7 months old! He is very healthy, he is starting on some baby food he LOVES his veggies!!
Here is my problem...I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer on Dec 3rd 2010 and had my entire thyroid removed on Jan 3rd. My Drs want me to have my son weaned and on formula in a FEW days, because I have to have radioactive iodine treatment. I have been trying SO HARD! I have tried almost every bottle and now sippy cups out there with almost every type of formula, now I HATE the thought of stopping breastfeeding and I hate the idea of giving my baby formula, and he HATES it too!!! He gags and refuses every formula..I even found an organic one that doesnt smell bad or taste bad but he refuses to drink it. Now everyone (including Drs) tell me to let him get hungry enough and he will take it, but they dont know my baby ...he is stubborn and he will hold out the whole day and scream and scream and he will get dehydrated and constipated it is absolutely heartbreaking. He cries and I cry!!! I dont know what to do... It has been so stressful...I dont get out enough milk with pumping...and he doesnt even really like to take my milk from anything but the breast! I never thought I would have to face this...I was so proud of myself for being sucessful at breastfeeding! I have thought about donor breastmilk but that scares me a little cause its hard to KNOW for sure if that mother's milk it truely safe for my lil one!! I have NO idea what to do...I break down at night and let my baby nurse...and then he finally has wet diapers again...this is so hard!!!!