Y'all, I am driving myself crazy with overthinking everything I do with my baby. For example, I am really battling sore nipples. Some days/ nursing sessions are better than others, but I worry that if I pull Andrew off before he's totally asleep (because I am truly hurting!), I am going to deplete my milk supply. Or if I want to do a few things around the house and he's awake, I worry I'll traumatize him or something if I put him in the swing while I "selfishly" do dishes instead of hold him. My husband is a wonderful helper and Andrew is held most all of the time, but I have all these fears that something I'm going to do is going to sabotage my milk supply or mean I am selfish and put my son in lifelong therapy. My mom assures me I'm doing great. My husband assures me I'm doing great. And at times, I can look down at my nursing or sleeping baby, see how well he is doing, and know I am doing right by him. But I am constantly berating myself for not always being the best, not always wanting to hold him, feeling sleepy at night when I wake up and he wants to nurse (I still do it, of course!), etc. etc. How can I quiet my head and re-assure myself that all is well? Or am I just the one who needs lifelong therapy?
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10/7/10 at 5:08pm