Ashley - posted on 09/12/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son has a birth defect and i wont be able to actually feed him for a while, he will be in the hospital for at least a month. I plan to pump for at least 2 or 3 weeks after he is born, but am trying to decide if i can continue to do it or if i should get the shots to dry me up. I have read that a lot of the babies with gastroschisis end up not being able to digest breast milk and i know from my first son that when i pump i am not near as stimulated and it ends up not being very much milk and my breasts start hurting. I want to breast feed but im afraid that it will be too hard to even stick with a schedule to do it in with the chaos of taking care of my one year old and going back and forth to the hospital to be with my new son. I feel bad for thinking about letting myself dry up, but am starting to think it will be the only way i can keep from going insane! What are your thoughts on this?