Saw this over on Rookie Moms today and it made me smile. I need some breastfeeding encouragement at the moment, when Victor is refusing to nurse from me and I'm being forced to pump (something I HATE doing and have a hard time doing), and when the idea of stopping altogether becomes more and more appealing*.
Off to run some errands, have a great 1st day of school to all the kiddos and parents out there!
Be back soon,
*I don't plan on actually stopping breastfeeding, but I have decided to supplement a bit with formula; I really worry that the nipple shield is limiting the amount of milk he's getting, and he doesn't seem to be gaining a lot of weight, so I bought some formula yesterday and gave it to him, since he's on a 'strike' at the moment. I only plan on giving it to him when I need to be away from him and can't pump enough (like our anniversary in a couple of weekends), and maybe one additional feeding a day so that he can 'beef up' a bit. I will still feed him as much as he lets me, it's still WAY more convenient than the whole bottle thing, and there's no way we could afford to switch over completely at this point, it's freakin' expensive! So yeah, I gave my baby formula...there, cleared my conscience a bit, lol.