Michelle - posted on 03/20/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
before i start i just want to make clear that i love breastfeeding and have no intentions of stopping but im starting to feel quite clostraphobic. My girl is 4 months old now and i havnt left her side since she was born. I would love to be able to just go for a nice meal with my partner or have a girly shopping trip with my friends but im unable to. Ive tried pumping and just dont seem to have much look with it. My partner put his foot down the other day and demamded that we go out for a few hours so i left her with my mum and she gave her formula. I didnt have a good time, just wanted to come home and felt guilt ridden for giving my baby formula even tho i know it will do her no harm. Has anyone else had thhese problems and what did you do? I know myself that it is important to have time away to yourself and with your husband but i just cant face giving her formula again.