Exclusively pumping and so glad I found this website!
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|Sun, 01-09-2011 - 3:34pm|
Hi...I have been exclusively pumping my breastmilk for the past 7 weeks. My little girl wouldnt latch on :( It seems my nipple is too big for her little mouth and since she also has to have part of the areola in her mouth also it just wasnt working out. I was ready to give up trying but I really wanted my baby to have all the health benefits of breastmilk so I decided to just pump and feed her the breastmilk with a bottle. At first I felt so guilty because it's not the norm but since I couldnt breastfeed and didn't want to do formula I saw no other option for me. I didn't realize how many other women out there do this but I am happy to know I'm not alone. It is more work and I am still embarassed to tell people, I haven't told her pediatrician because when I tried to explain the situation I got a "look" from the md and she made me feel guilty as did my own ob. I hate that people are closed minded about this and wish they would research before making me feel like I am not doing what's best for my little girl. Anyway, it is work but so worth it!! I still get the bonding time and my baby girl gets the benefits so it's a win/win!