Amrita - posted on 08/11/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi All Moms,
I want to confess something today.
My son is now 6 months and 6 days old, doing pretty good in terms of weight and height, touch wood. But from the time he was 3 months old, i started pumping milk instead of feeding him. There were few reasons for it. Firstly because i never came to know how much is he drinking and whether he is satisfied or no. Secondly, my nipples were always flat because of lot of milk pressure. So from the day he was born, i anyways used small nipple on my brest to feed him till 3 months. ALso, it was much more convenient for him rather than struggling on my brest. Also, i was able to keep track of how much he drinks. I do pump milk, around 130 to 140 ml eery 3 hours for him. And have recently, from 3 days also started gibing him apple pulp made at home. I have not reduced my brest milk intake for him. But i am very guilty because i read mother writing that it is a good connecting time when brest fed directly. I feel missed it and just kept my son away from feeling connected to me. Will he ever forgive me? I didnt mean it. I also tried to put him on ym brest now but i was sure he wont take it now cause bottle is simpler for him. Im just guilty.