Carly - posted on 02/20/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )
Okay so this is going to be long, but I need some support and advice!! So we had a rocky start, he wouldn't latch at all, I could never get him to eat and it gave me awful anxiety! I got mastitis twice in the second week of breastfeeding, which made my supply get really low, so i had a hungry cranky baby all the time and i had to supplement with formula. my nipples were constantly cracked and sore and scabbed. We figured out he was tongue tied, so we got it clipped, not only did I cry like a baby (there was blood everywhere!) it cost 250 dollars for a two second procedure! His his latch never really improved, he can only get enough out to keep him satisfied for maybe an hour, so no sleep for me. AND he gets too much foremilk which makes him miserable and gassy. When I give him bottles he's so much happier! Breast feeding has given me awful anxiety. I've never been so stressed out about something in my life! I can't go anywhere because he eats so often, I'll spend an hour hiding off in a room feeding him.. And then he wants to eat again just a little later! I now have an overactive letdown on one side and not enough milk on the other, I don't even need to go into detail about how hard that is. I'm miserable ): but I want to do the best thing for him!