Emily - posted on 11/30/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
My son is a little over a week old now and he is nursing great! We got discharged from the hospital on Friday and had to go back for a checkup on Monday for a billirubin checkup and he already gained 1/2 pound since then (which is great because when we left the hospital he was 5lbs 8 oz) but I guess my question is for moms who breastfeed how the heck do you make it through the night?! It seems like my head hits the pillow and 2 hours has gone by like that and I have to feed him. I fight myself to stay awake. My boyfriend helps me with the diaper changes and such but I try not to bug him because he is the one working while I stay home with the baby. I feel latley very resentful at that fact because I am exhausted all the time in and out of bed (which sucks because I got a c-section and am still pretty sore) Should I buy a pump so he can do a couple of feedings at night? Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Please if anyone had a system that worked for them please please please share or any ideas how to help it would be very much appreciated I don't want to stop breastfeeding because I know its whats best for me and my son. But at night I really want to throw the towel in on the whole thing!