Yvette - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
My son is now 5 months old. He feeds every 2 hours like clockwork. I am a stay at home mother with no help except my hubby who works 8 or more hours a day, 5 days a week. Fact is, even when he is home he is terrible at helping with the kids. He is great for chores so it helps me in a good way, but he complains that the baby wakes him even though I am the only one to wake up and feed and change the baby. I know it's tiring to feed him all night, the wake ups are terrible, but I can honestly say I'm getting no support and when I ask for help he tells me to give the baby cereal already. I am tired, and angry and just so hateful of the hubby right now.
We have a 2 year old together and she is so demanding as is. But this baby screams when he's not held. It's colic and it seems to come and go. Everyone tells me he'll get better, that he should be on baby food, cereal and that he should be given supplemental formula but no one is willing to help and I'm breaking here. I wanna cry I feel so alone. I cannot leave the house simply because it's so much work to leave and I suffer from a social phobia. I need breaks from these kids and I just don't seem to be getting that.
What I need is advice. Please, what should I do with my son? The temps around here are getting hotter and I feel myself losing my temper more and more between the 2 year old tantrums and the constant needs of my bfing son. Tell me where the rewards of bfing are? I have yet to see any.
The baby feeding slave