Depressing/frustrating time of my life/I can't feed my own child

by Karen
(India)

I've always wanted to provide whats best for my child. Not being able to feed my newborn has been the most depressing and frustrating time of my life.


I've been judged, pumped with meds to increase lactation, my breasts squeezed by every nurse on the floor in the futile attempt to stimulate lactation.

I've given up and my son feeds exclusively on formula now. I feel so guilty and depressed that I can't feed my own child :( I wish I had someone to talk to who would understand how I feel.

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Apr 12, 2013
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I had low supply trouble too
by: Michelle

I know how you feel. I planned on breast feeding and the thought of formula never entered my mind during pregnancy. There is a story behind my breastfeeding saga that is too long for here, but my son was losing weight when I exclusively breast fed. I tried everything and spent the first 6 months of his life depressed as I topped him up with formula. If you want to talk, email me [email protected]

Hopefully in hindsight you will be able to look back at how much you tried and be proud of yourself.

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