It truly is SO hard an inconvenient. Hang in there!
I made it 7 months breastfeeding/pumping and my daughter didn’t get sick until her 8th month with a cold! I believe it had a lot to do with it because both my husband and I were sick a few times. She’s 10 months now and it’s still the only time she’s ever been sick (my husband and I just got over a cold AGAIN) I feel like it gave her the best immune system!!
And I REALLY miss being able to do it (I dried up). I was relieved but only for a couple days then I missed it haha
Day at a time!!
Fed is best! Don’t feel pressured to breastfeed. Unfortunately It isn’t easy or possible for some people. You are great mom trying to feed your baby breast milk but if It isn’t working out there are other options. Many of us were raised on formula and turned out fine. When you apply to college they don’t ask if you are bf or formula fed. Do what feel right for you and you baby. Good luck!!!
Literally going through same thing and am stopping tonight and it’s breaking my heart.. I have pumped for four months.. I have an over active let down so my milk comes out to fast for my baby and he’ll start pulling off or choking and then screams until I give him a bottle I’ve tried nipple shields and maybe got three successful feedings this whole time my LC said by week ten he should be able to handle the flow but it hasn’t gotten any better and between pumping and bottle feeding him I’m wasting quality time with him and my two year old..
The same for me and before I knew it 6 months past! I suggest investing on Freemie cups so you can pump while you drive or do other things. You’ll get used to it :-)
Literally pumping as i type this lol.
I totally feel this way too. Its just so time consuming and being hooked up to a machine most the day sucks.
What helps me feel better about it is having my baby boy in the room with me while i do it so i can still interact with him. Regardless, your doing a great job 🤗
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