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|Wed, 02-12-2014 - 12:24pm|
I have felt terrible for two weeks. I hate breastfeeding (insert new Mommy guilt here). My LO fed easily. I have plenty of milk. I sobbed every time I fed him. It hurt- so badly. "Keep trying! It won't hurt forever! You just have to go another week..." I couldn't do it. My husband and I decided, after 2 weeks, that I could try EP-ing. Since I was already pumping (my supply was huge when my milk came in) a few times a day, it wasn't so bad to just pop it in a bottle and hope for the best. My LO took the bottle easily. Hooray! Right? Well, now I'm freaking out. I'm doing what I've read- pump every 2-3 hours. After he eats. Before he eats. In the middle of the night. I'm eating and drinking. My supply is low! My right breast is hardly giving anything. My nipples feel bruised. I'm not pumping hard... What's going on? I'm using heat to help my breasts (I'm hugging a heating pad as I type instead of my LO!). I cried this morning because I could hardly get anything. I'm using a Medela In Style pump. (As an English teacher, I'm embarrassed by how unorganized this is. But, I'm really in need of some help!)