My son is 2 and a half months old. The first 2 and a half weeks I was breastfeeding and it went horribly wrong. He screamed constantly. I decidwd to start pumping and discovered that I was not getting enough milk. It devistated me. It still haunts me to this day. I feel like an absolute failure. Now that my son is teething and so early, I feel so depressed. He screams and won't nap. Today when he was crying in his car seat, I threw his blanket at him. He was covered by the net so I did not hurt him and I doubt he noticed. I just feel so awful. I love him more than anything he is such a blessing. I want to forgive myself.


Danielle - posted on 07/11/2013




You might have a little PPD talk to your doctor about this. Being really stressed will also decrease your milk supply so try to relax. I always just talked in low soothing voice and maybe sing a little and would not give up on being calm staying calm helps them stay calm. Get a babysitter some night and take a hot bath with a glass of wine! Also you can try some breathing exercises. Take a long deep breath hold it for five seconds let it out, hold that for three seconds, then take ten deep breaths. Always works for me. And just remind yourself to stay calm because it will pass, but losing your patience is just going to make you feel guilty adding to the depression.

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