Miranda - posted on 01/15/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm a first time mom and my baby is almost 5 months old. I've been breast feeding him since he was born but the first couple months I only gave him the bottle when we went out to eat or out because I was embarrassed. I over came that and then decided to start exclusively breast feed him. I am a full time stay at home mom right now but I never pumped but only one time and it hurt like hell. So I stopped. About 2 months ago I completely stopped formula feeding and bottle feeding since I'm always with him, but I do need some days off. I realized I put myself in a hard situation. I want to go back to work soon and its hard because I tried giving him a bottle of formula a few times lately and he doesn't take any nipple. I've already tried 3. I let him cry one day for 2 hours and he took the bottle from my grandma but it was so hard to let him cry. I just want to completely stop breast feeding, is there any sugguestions or advice anyone can give me? I don't want to quit but I feel like I'm losing myself and he constantly needs me. I just wish my bf could feed him a couple times or I wish I could go out within ur having to worry he's gonna starve or anything. (Which I haven't let anyone babysit him because of that reason). I just need help! Please anyone?!!