• S
  • Newport, USA
  • 10 months ago

Potentially not gonna breastfeed....

So the entire pregnancy I was looking forward to breastfeeding my LO. But after talking it over due to mental health issues depending on how exacerbated they are post partum I may be going back onto medications I was on before which would immediately call for formula feeding only. However, I'm having a hard time being ok with that due to some family members being extremely prejudiced against doing anything but exclusive breastfeeding and I know even with my mental health issues they won't be very supportive if I have to formula feed. I don't know what to do any advice would be appreciated.
  • A
  • Lansing, United States
  • a month ago

Who was it that said you can’t breastfeed on the medication? Was it a nurse or doctor?

  • K
  • Erlanger, United States
  • 5 months ago

Breastfeeding actually combats postpartum depression. When your baby breast feeds it releases oxytocin "the love hormone" for both of you. I would definitely try to breastfeed you never know until you try

  • M
  • Quincy, United States
  • 5 months ago

Don’t listen to what anybody says! You need to take care of your self so you can take care of your baby I breastfed for three months and got a lot of comments from my boyfriend and his family and the nurses at the hospital when I went to give my daughter a bottle! I also had a very hard time with anxiety and depression since I was a kid and it got much worse when I was pregnant and postpartum, I now take medication and it’s better for me and my whole family! Good luck!

  • D
  • Dayton, United States
  • 6 months ago

No matter what you do someone is going to be offended or have an opinion. You know you and your body best and should make you decision off of that then practice your comebacks for when some nosy know it all tells you otherwise.

  • M
  • Colton, United States
  • 6 months ago

You can’t take care of your baby if you’re not taking care of yourself. We all go into breastfeeding with good intentions but honestly, it’s really hard. Your baby will be fine. You’ll be fine. If anyone has anything to say, tell them to go F$&@ themselves. Your body is going through so much right now. It’s just the beginning, you’ll be the primary care giver for a demanding little person soon. You’ll need to be at your best to be able to deal with it all. I tried breastfeeding both my sons. I lasted longer with my second. It’s hard and time consuming. I remember with my first I’d get anxiety from sitting there for an hour every 3 hours. It’s was so nice to hand the LO to someone with a bottle and get some rest. Do what’s best for you and your family. Breastfeeding is best we can all agree. But your baby will be fine with formula. The most important thing you can do for your LO is to make sure his/her mother is at her best. If someone wants to open their mouth and shame you, it says more about them than you.

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