Stevie - posted on 09/14/2012 ( 27 moms have responded )
I should preface this with the fact that I am the father, and my partner and I have an 11 day old son. We agreed from the outset that breast is best, and clearly for health reasons that's true, but my partner is now struggling with breast feeding. She can deal with the sore nipples etc, the thing that is making her so depressed is the lack of sleep.
Last night she didn't really get to sleep until 8am because he is constantly on her breast, which is when she turned around and said she wants to switch to formula. We both would prefer to continue nursing on her breast so I guess my question is are there any mums out there that can offer some advice/pearls of wisdom that my tired partner can use to make her life a little easier or encourage her to continue and persevere.
I would hate to switch to formula, for a plethora of reasons, but I need to consider my partners health as well as our babies.
Thanks in advance, Steve.