Guilt and the decision to not breastfeed
I felt the exact same way in regards to the guilt that I put myself through and others did as well.
I felt like I was driving myself to the point of lunacy. And for what? Some silly milk. I think my daughter appreciates having a completely sane mother over some breast milk.
I do think that there is a difference in breast milk and formula, of course! The research is there. But I don't think its as big of a deal as people make it out to be.
When I changed to formula and felt these feelings a friend of mine said 'Hon, its not like you're starving her.' And that's right. Baby is eating and is healthy and happy and so am I!
I struggled for 3 weeks. And no one could help me. No one helped me at the hospital, two nurses and a lactation consultant visited me and it was just unhelpful in the end. I'm happy I made the decision to not breastfeed in the end and I certainly would not try again!
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