View Poll Results: (PLS BE HONEST)Do you ever think about stopping BFing b/c for ANY reason?
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

Sometimes I think... man it would be easier if I could just give him a bottle or DH could feed him so I can get XXX done (insert whatever task you have to or want to do). I know it's so lazy/selfish... BFing is way easier that having to prep bottles, etc but sometimes I feel horrible inside b/c I have actually tried to negotiate w/myself a reason to stop BFing. I don't "really" want to stop... but sometimes I just think to myself... am I alone?
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

I hear you. I sometimes feel the same way. I do give my little one a bottle of formula per day so I can get some stuff done and dh can feed him. I sometimes think I am selfish for not nursing him that one time during the day.
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:53 PM   #3
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

I felt like this for about 18 months with my twins! Something was wrong, adn the nursing was very painful for me . . . I hated it!

But it's totally different with my son.

Don't feel selfish, your baby needs a happy mommy just as much as he needs milk. Sometimes you do what you have to do.

Think about the people in your life who have influenced you the most for good . . . any idea if they were breastfed or formula fed?

I DO believe STRONGLY in breastfeeding, but really - think about that last one.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

I don't know that I've exactly wished we weren't nursing, but I have very often looked forward to a time when he didn't want to nurse anymore. I really don't have those feelings anymore since Aydin only nurses 1-2 times per week at this point.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

Seems like everytime I watch BABY STORY you hear a woman say "I wish someone had told me breastfeeding would be so challenging". So, obviously you arnt alone. Ive had MANY a day where I stopped and thought to myself "geez, I wish I could just fix her a bottle and then I could actually go out with my friends or sleep late." And the tough thing about my daughter is that she WONT take a bottle. I pump on almost a daily basis, but she refuses the bottle, meaning even as much as I want to give my husband a chance to feed her, Im SOL.
I had horrible thrush from about 2 weeks to 4 weeks PP and it made breastfeeding unbearable. It would feel like my breasts were falling apart. But, even through day after day of pain, I stuck with it. Because in the end I know that I would be dissapointed in myself if I put her on formula.
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

Nope

I could never get my first two babies to latch on and it was horrible. I was a hormonal mess for so long. I pumped exclusively for 3 months and 6 months respectively. Then it was on to formula (expensive + stinky + a pain to haul everywhere).

With my youngest I made a deal with Heavenly Father that if this baby would nurse, I would nurse him whenever and wherever and I still do. If I do have moments when I'd like some uninterrupted sleep or more than a few hours away from the baby, I think about what a blessing it is to even be nursing.

We've made it through some rough patches and we're at a very comfortable place now. I can't imagine weaning.

Much to DH's dismay!
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:50 PM   #7
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YOu are not selfish-you are a human being! That is normal. I have not BF'd for very long yet, but that is why I quit w/ both my girls. I had horrible PPD and that on top of feeling so overwhelmed due to being the only one who could feed drove me to give up. They tell me though that it gets better if you just tough it out through those times when you feel like quitting.

Try pumping some milk so your DH can give the baby a bottle here and there and you can get a break.
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:55 PM   #8
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

i hear ya!!!

but on the other hand i look at him and think "WOW-what a happy healthy BIG baby bc of ME and only ME!!!" its a great thing but when he is having one of those days i am thankful i got rid of all formula and bottles-LOL
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:06 PM   #9
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

of course. I'm a big believer in bf as well. I've struggled really hard to get to this point. I work out of the home so I have to pump AND bf and everyonce in a while, I want to just say, who the hell cares- give her a bottle. I have other things I want to do. I get tired of the yeast issues, the cracked nipps,

then reality sets in and I remember who would have to make it up, wash it, keep track of it blah blah blah :
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Re: Be honest, do you ever wanna stop BFing?

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then reality sets in and I remember who would have to make it up, wash it, keep track of it blah blah blah :


Not a day goes by that I don't think "Man I wish someone else could feed her so I could sleep in/go to bed early/clean the house/go to the grocery store/ etc" But I also love that all she's ever known is breastfeeding. It's tough and there sure are days when those cans of formula lining the baby aisle look mighty tempting! LOL

Hang in there!
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