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I don't want to express :-(

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wishfulthinking1 Sat 11-May-13 09:23:02

Hi all-
I guess I'm after some advice or thoughts on my situation.

PFB is 20 days old- he's amazing- feeding is going well, although he feeds a lot- we don't have 2 hour breaks yet. He's quite a settled baby, but DH would like to be able to feed him. He says he feels 'beholden' to me- as I'm the only one who can feed him. Truth be told, DH doesn't have a huge amount of patience, and will often pass him to me to feed, when infact baby isn't hungry, but just wants to be settled in another way.

I feel that as feeding is going ok, we sji

wishfulthinking1 Sat 11-May-13 09:27:12

Sorry- I messed up this post- ignore this thread as I accidentally posted it twice! X

sleepyhead Sat 11-May-13 20:48:26

Don't express unless it makes things easier for you or ds! Expressing is a whole lot more work for you for a start, especially if you find yourself having to express multiple times to collect enough for a feed which would be completely normal.

There are loads of things your dh can do to be part of ds's care, and which would help you. It doesn't sound like feeding ds expressed milk (which you would have to produce) would be helpful so why do it?

Later on down the line you might want to express the odd bottle, but at less than a month old I think you'd be crazy to do it if you don't have to (or want to).

sleepyhead Sat 11-May-13 20:49:24

Oops! Missed your 2nd post.

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