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Old 07-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Brittany1287
My DD is 7 weeks she wants to nurse every 1.5 hours and eats for 45 minutes...which means I have 45 minutes to pee and eat and take care of my toddler and sometimes that 45 is spent trying to keep her from crying... I am so close to switching to formula...DH is gone 2 weeks at a time and no help when he is here and DS1 is so naughty and getting neglected bc I am busy nursing...I can't even go anywhere cause she needs to eat by the time we get there and DS1 wont sit in the car for 45 minutes while I nurse her. She is gaining well...so wth is going on...I really want her to have bm and the thought of not is making me depressed and DH told me how bad i am for wanting to quit and how i need to let her cry and organize my time so i can cook and clean the house..he has no idea...someone suggested pumping and feeding her bottles but i get 2 oz max a session after 20 min of pumping so i dont think that would work. I am having almost like panik attacts bc I am so stressed.
Your pump output is right on.

Things get easier. This IS the hard part. I always say, give it 3 months. You WILL find a groove. Baby gets used to it. You get used to it. Find a way to nurse in a moby. Start offering a paci, even if you hold it in her mouth ( not forcing but stopping it from being shot across the room, lol)
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