It's just so hard. I start thinking about things could be and I get so mad and frustrated and depressed about it. Not only do I have all the stress of EPing (less sleep, freedom, all the benefits of nursing being lost)-- I also have this really hard, needy baby. Who doesn't really nap much during the day and seems to cry as soon as I start pumping which is REALLY stressful. I know she would be a happier baby if I could nurse her whenever she needed. It's just not like that with bottlefeeding. It's SO hard. It's like I can't provide what she really needs and as a result she is so fussy. And now she is teething on top of it. I've had to give tylenol almost every day lately.
Jessimaca.It is SO hard. I wish I could wave a magic wand that I could wave for you. Or that I could come over there for an afternoon and make you your favorite thing to drink and wash all your pump parts and bottles for you. Thinking of you and sending support.