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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 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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