Feeling like a bad mom on day one
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April 12th, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Join Date: May 2005
I'm glad to hear you are going to give it another shot once your milk comes in. I just don't want you to regret your decision. With my first, I gave up breastfeeding in the hospital. We tried a few times and my son was just completely impatient and would throw huge fits. It was frustrating and I never received much help. I was satisfied to pump for a week to relieve any engorement and give him what I pumped. It was so painful waiting for my milk to dry up.
I eventually ended up completely regretting my urge not to try a little harder with him. I went in with the idea that I would "try" to breastfeed, if it didn't work...it was no biggie. Once I learned I had flat nipples, gave up the feeding, several months later I really REALLY regretted that I so easily gave up. I have tried harder with each pregnancy and this time around I am hoping that we get it down. Aaron has a much better latch than any of his brothers ever did.
With my first I wasn't a part of any forums, nor did I have any breastfeeding friends. My mother never breastfed, my MIL did but it had been so long that I didn't have any help or encouragement. You have this forum of ladies who have all been there and succeeded, just ask and you have many that can give great advice!
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