Laura - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter is 4 months old and lately breastfeeding gets me really down. The other day I was in the house and said "oh just give her formula" because I just felt that on edge. Don't get me wrong I love the closeness of breastfeeding my little girl, and I don't feel this way all the time. Just sometimes especially when say the weather has been particularly bad and we haven't been out much I just feel really isolated, like I just want to go somewhere and breath without having to make sure i've left enough milk. Even talking about this makes me feel incredibly guilty, and thinking of quiting breastfeeding definately makes me feel guilty. I told myself that I would do it til at least 6-7 months and hopefully longer, i probably still will I'm just really struggling at the moment and it's getting me down.
I think it can be difficult to talk about this kind of emotional side of breastfeeding because you expect people to be judgemental. I love being a mum but as you all well know it's also a very stressful job at times, and sometimes when I feel down the feeling of someone being attached to you all the time can be quite overwhelming.