Help please!!

Miranda - posted on 01/15/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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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?!!

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Kathlynn - posted on 01/15/2015

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I used a breast flow bottle with my daughter while I was going to school. She wanted nothing to do with anything except for my boobs. Not even a binky!
The breast flow bottle worked great for her. she loved it.

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2015

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Hello. I have breastfeed 3 children and they where all so different. My first would not give up breastfeeding. She did take a bottle in the beginning (formula). But around 6 month or so, when I tried weaning she refused. My second and third took bottles (formula)at 6months no problems. Just keep trying to offer bottles and take ur babies lead. I mean there's only so much you can do. Weaning will happen it just can be a process. With my 3rd baby I tried to wean right at 6months and it wasn't happening! My breast hurt and baby wasn't ready to give it up! 1 month later tried again and everything was fine. Take care

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