Amira - posted on 11/01/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My baby girl was born on October 5th, easy delivery, no major issues, calm baby. We were discharged from the hospital 24 hrs later and were told that she will not have jaundice. 4 days later, signs of jaundice had started. I was not too worried since she was nursing regularly. I started to worry when she was not having any bowel movements 3 days in a row. I called a specific health line here in quebec was told to keep a close eye but not to worry. I was worried sick and finally had to do some anal stimulation with vaseline to make her go. Another 3 days go by and no stool, this is when we went to the dr. She gave me samples of formula and told me i needed to supplement. I was devastated since my heart was set on breastfeeding especially after my failure to do so with my first. Looking back, my daughter was indeed at the breast all day but apparently was not nursing effectively...wish i had paid closer attention to this and knew better... I am now breastfeeding and supplementing and pumping which is exhausting and so time consuming especially with a 3 year old who needs my attention. I can't help but be depressed about the whole thing wishing i had done things differently...how can i shake this feeling and focus on what's really important?? one day i feel great and the next i hit a low and feel like a failure...husband does not get what i am going through and keeps telling me that formula feeding is fine...any advice?