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Old 01-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #20
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Re: Thinking about quitting and i feel like a failure

Originally Posted by Nerissa View Post
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.
Ditto this. I've gone through my share of BFing difficulties, and I know that it's hard. If you're exhausted, frazzled, and at your wits' end, then you can't be the mother you want to be. I hope you can figure out a solution that improves her reflux and your restedness. Hugs!
Shannon, Mommy to Claire (10/09) and Alice (vbac 3/12)
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