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Old 01-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #17
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Re: Thinking about quitting and i feel like a failure

Originally Posted by kaia.aline View Post
Everything in me screams no formula but I am so mentally, physically, emotionally exhausted. I just don't know what to do she has severe reflux and is up eating every hour or more lately so of course I'm the one up with her since she's ebf, plus she's so attached to me she sleeps in my arms or she will only sleep 10-15m at a time. I just don't know what to do

You need to do what is best for you, your baby, and your family not what everyone else thinks you should do.

Is there someone IRL that you can talk to, a LLL memeber or LC.

It really depends on how much you want to go through and put yourself through just to BF.

To be completely honest with you--if I was in your shoes and dealing with all that I would go to formula.I love breastfeeding and think that is best only if it works. If I had all those issues, having to eleminate everything from my diet and not getting any sleep I wouldn't do it. I don't think formula is evil and has it's place. It sounds to me like you are completley overwellemed.
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