(San Jose, CA)
Thank you ladies for sharing your stories. I had a beautiful little boy 3 weeks ago and he loves to breastfeed.
The only problem is that I am not producing much:-( I have seen so many lactation specialists, taken many herbs, teas, pumped...to try to produce more and still no luck.
He will feed for an hour at the breast and then scream for more. So, I finally decided to go to formula and I feel really bad.
My husband being Brasilian and raised on a farm, is not helpful at all! He keeps saying, "if you don't want him to be healthy then stop breastfeeding." He really doesn't understand the emotions that go along with trying so hard to do something you always dreamed about doing and not being able to.
The lactation consultants are even worse. They keep encouraging me to at least give him little snacks to keep him healthy and develop his brain.
Ahhhh, everyone is making me feel so bad. Like my hormonal changes aren't enough stress. Nyways, I appreciate your posts. As I sit here crying, I know that there are other woman out there somewhere who understand.