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|Fri, 02-14-2014 - 7:51am|
Hi everyone! I have a 7 week old and we have struggled with breastfeeding since day one. On top of the struggles I really don't love latching my baby to my breast. We are latching now but still using a nipple shield on the left side. When I nurse on the right I leak SO MUCH on the left side that I soak through a burp cloth. When I nurse on left with the shield I still leak because of the shield. All this leaking is driving me crazy. I do want him to get the benefits of breastmilk and I have no issues pumping. I have a GREAT milk supply too. I am considering just pumping. I read the KellyMom page on how to exclusively pump and that helped a lot. I guess I came here to get some encouragment and stories that just pumping is ok. I do have some guilt that I don't want to nurse. My son does great taking a bottle too. I actually think he prefers it. I have such strong let-down that he often ends ups gagging on the breast.