I breastfed 3 out of the 4 of my children. The last two were exclusively breastfed for an extended time and never had a bottle at all. I loved the bonding and the ease of breastfeeding.
Now I'm pregnant with my 5th...a ten year gap between the last child.
I was treated for breast cancer 6 years ago and had bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction. I was told that I'd most likely be infertile after doing chemo. Obviously not. lol
Anyway, I'm super, super sad about not being able to breastfeed. And angry too. Not only because of the health benefits and it being the perfect food, but because of the bond. omg, I loved that more than anything. I think about all this and I cry and it's stealing a little bit of the joy of my pregnancy :((
I see breastfeeding stuff and I cry. I know, that's probably ridiculous and extreme, but I can't help it.
I've been looking at Milk Share and I'm actually seeing if that's an option for me, but I'm a little scared of un-screened milk. Also, I'm giving birth in another country and won't be returning to the states for a few weeks. I tried to search for a milk share there and I'm not finding a single thing.
Any words of encouragement, wisdom, anything at all would sure be helpful. Thanks :)