Breastfeeding sucks- literally.

(6 Posts)
Tzina Wed 06-Feb-13 21:09:06

What a disappointment. I tried it all- the breast pump, the pills (motilium), the breastfeeding specialist, EVERYTHING. Never had enough milk, the baby was not happy, I felt miserable. I am sure breastfeeding works for some people, maybe most people, but do not feel bad if it doesn't work for you. Hurray the bottle.

1978andallthat Wed 06-Feb-13 21:39:28

Seconded. I am mix feeder. I asked midwife what would have happened in pre formula days if I didn't produce enough milk thinking she'd tell me I'd have tried harder. She said I'd have given him porridge. Made me feel better!

chloeb2002 Thu 07-Feb-13 02:08:48

funnily enough we had a similar discussion at the weekend... what we did decide in our limited group was that.. most women believe that breast feeding is in someway magical.. that its natural and that .. the one we all loved...that your breast are like bottles and only have milk when full and you can feel it! ( funnily enough one of our group is still feeding her 14 month old and thought this was the case) we also decided one of the big misunderstood areas was supply... either over or under. surely.. at the end of the day.. all that matters is that mum and bub are happy!

monsterchild Thu 07-Feb-13 02:15:01

I am successfully bf my 6 week old, but you know what? it hurts! a lot! and I am doing everything right, but he's just gnawing on them. It will be ok, then he'll go mad and they hurt again.

I don't think there's anything magical here. When I see horses and goats nursing their young, many a mare or doe whacks their little one for being too aggressive.

Nothing wrong with bottles, IMHO. Good for you doing what works for your family.

Aliglobetrek Thu 07-Feb-13 08:24:39

Monsterchild it will probably stop hurting soon. Mine suddenly stopped hurting after 6 or 7 weeks.
I've just started mix feeding as going back to work soon but have expressed and given a bottle a day from 4 weeks.

SanneSannes Thu 07-Feb-13 09:27:36

Definitely nothing wrong with ff, way more important that mum, baby and the rest of the family are happy and not stressing about having to bf IMO

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