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    I am sorry Katie I know how stressed you are about it.

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    Woohoo! I just pumped 5 ounces! I am getting more confident that I'll be able to pump enough when I go back to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldilockz View Post
    Woohoo! I just pumped 5 ounces! I am getting more confident that I'll be able to pump enough when I go back to work

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    Okay, somehow, I have only just noticed that this thread was here!

    Ian and I are still having our struggles but hanging in there. Looks like I've got some new midnight feeding reading to do
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    HI!
    I am just jumping in here. I am bf'ing now..but it really stresses me out. Anyone else feel the same way? My LO is 3 weeks old and I feel like I am always feeding him. He nurses usually for at least an hour at a time and my older boys are not getting much attention from me. The house is a wreck....and I am really stressing about it all. Am I the only one that doesn't enjoy breastfeeding my baby?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldilockz View Post
    Woohoo! I just pumped 5 ounces! I am getting more confident that I'll be able to pump enough when I go back to work
    That's awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by eeisa View Post
    Okay, somehow, I have only just noticed that this thread was here!

    Ian and I are still having our struggles but hanging in there. Looks like I've got some new midnight feeding reading to do
    Hi! Glad you're hanging in there - hopefully it'll get smoother soon - from what I've read, BFing is supposed to get easier around 2 months...and there's lots of support and great advice here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Suz Q View Post
    HI!
    I am just jumping in here. I am bf'ing now..but it really stresses me out. Anyone else feel the same way? My LO is 3 weeks old and I feel like I am always feeding him. He nurses usually for at least an hour at a time and my older boys are not getting much attention from me. The house is a wreck....and I am really stressing about it all. Am I the only one that doesn't enjoy breastfeeding my baby?
    That has to be frustrating - and I can definitely understand why you're not enjoying it! Hopefully he's just going through a growth spurt, so the constant demand will go down and he'll get more efficient about how long it takes to eat soon!




    BFing is going okay (we have our good and bad days, but for the most part it's working), but I'm getting frustrated trying to build up a stash with pumping. Originally, I was just pumping at night to help with engorgement and protect my supply, but now that Ellsabunny is flat-out refusing formula, it looks like I need a stash - fast - if I want to leave her with someone. (She had been taking formula for the occasional long visit with her grandparents, with me pumping for comfort.)

    And it feels like building a stash takes forever - I really only have time to pump at night, and then I usually only get 2-2.5 ounces per side - with her waking half the time and drinking what I've just pumped ( I think I've got that fixed now, though). I know I'll get there eventually, but ugh! Thanks for letting me vent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz Q View Post
    HI!
    I am just jumping in here. I am bf'ing now..but it really stresses me out. Anyone else feel the same way? My LO is 3 weeks old and I feel like I am always feeding him. He nurses usually for at least an hour at a time and my older boys are not getting much attention from me. The house is a wreck....and I am really stressing about it all. Am I the only one that doesn't enjoy breastfeeding my baby?
    I am right there with you. Except I do enjoy BFing. Noah is having fits me nursing. He throws fits b/c he is not getting the attention he needs also. I can't wait for this time period to be over. But I am sticking with BFing b/c I do enjoy it.
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    Suz, that is EXACTLY how I felt with my DD. I would have breakdowns because she was attached to me 24/7 it seemed. Then, whenever she cried, people would run to me and say, "Addison is hungry", attaching her to me even longer! But then, at around 3 months, it all changed. The "trapped" feeling went away. Addy got better at nursing and didn't take as long. I finally had time to do other things.

    With Nico, I am already at that point (he is just a much faster, more efficient eater than Addy ever was). Just hang in there. The feeling you are experiencing is fleeting. It will be over before you know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz Q View Post
    HI!
    I am just jumping in here. I am bf'ing now..but it really stresses me out. Anyone else feel the same way? My LO is 3 weeks old and I feel like I am always feeding him. He nurses usually for at least an hour at a time and my older boys are not getting much attention from me. The house is a wreck....and I am really stressing about it all. Am I the only one that doesn't enjoy breastfeeding my baby?
    I was having panic attacks last week because it seemed like Ian was attached 24/7... "Was I making enough?" etc..... He's a bit better now - at night he tends to fall asleep and either doesn't sleep long or wakes up as soon as I pop him off and it takes forever to get him fed. I still enjoy bfing but my house is nowhere near as clean as I want it to be.... I stress about it too - so you're not alone.

    I hope things even out for you soon... am hoping the next month or so evens out and Ian (and all the other babies) get a better handle on feeding

    I still haven't bought a pump yet - hopefully this week... I really want to start pumping a supply so that I can eventually have a couple hours to myself and either DBF or my MIL can take him

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    I have a couple of questions:

    First, I don't get it: how can I pump on a regular basis when it seems like she drains me dry still every couple of hours?? I don't understand how you all find the time, honestly, and where the extra milk is coming from! It's not that I CAN'T pump, but seems like when I do, she nurses MORE to make up for the lost feeding...if that makes sense. HELP! lol

    Second, as far as nursing in bed goes, what am I doing wrong? I can't just lie next to her and give her the breast because she'll suffocate unless I hold my breast clear of her nose. Now, I KNOW this is bad when nursing under normal circumstances, but I can't figure out how to avoid it in bed. HELP x2!!

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