Roan - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )
My baby is now 7 weeks and I still feel very guilty not being able to breastfeed her. I cried a lot during the first few weeks when my baby can't seem to suck on my breast and when she does, so little milk comes out that she cries a lot.
I don't know if other moms encountered what happened to me but I feel so bad when moms who breastfeed tell me that I just didn't try hard enough.
I know I did everything I can. I tried for 1 whole week. I did not give her anything but my breast. She was so hungry and was crying non-stop. When we went to the pedia, the doctor advised us to already give her formula because she already lost 1lbs. I was so sad so I kept on trying to give her my breast plus the formula but nothing seems to work. I pump 7 times a day to make sure my milk production doesn't stop but until now, only less than 1 oz comes out every time.
If there are other moms like me out there, please do share your experiences. I hate feeling guilty because everyone else tells me that breastfeeding should be a breeze.