feeling down with my 2 week old baby

Ty - posted on 05/07/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )




I gave birth to my baby girl two weeks ago. These two weeks have been really tough. She was breech, so I had a c section that I've been recovering from. Breastfeeding her with the incision and pain was a bit challenging for me, so I've been pumping and have been feeding her breastmilk and also supplementing her with formula. She already drinks 3-4 ounces every 2.5 to 3 hours or so, which concerns me. I feel like thats a lot of milk for a two week old, so the feeding has been stressing me out. She is constantly hungry. I'm completely exhausted from waking up to feed her and burp her and get her back to sleep in the middle of the night. She has also started to sound a bit congested. My mother in law says this is from some milk getting into her nasal passages, so I've been paranoid that she can't breathe properly from her nose. I feel like I'll be exhausted forever. I don't feel like I have time to do anything but feed her and change her. I've been feeling so down. I never anticipated feeling this way as a new mom.

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