Ok ladies.. my baby boy is only 7 days old. My milk came in at day 2.. and oh how I don't want to breast feed anymore. *is in tears* It hurts so much and now I feel so sick! I've felt so unwell for about 5 hours now.. Both breasts are now extremely engorged and rock hard... Lumps and everything that've been there all day.. all the way to my armpits and now they are pushing against each other. Even though i keep massaging, applying heat/cold packs.. regular painkillers.. regular feedings, but it's still just so sore and hard! D': I had to grind my teeth together so hard to stop myself from crying out in pain. I'm apparently at high risk for mastitis... and I may also have gastro [had liquid yellow poop]
I so desperately want to wean him onto formula because this pain is almost unbearable!
What advice have you got ladies? I know I desperately want to wean to formula... but I'm afraid the Midwives will pressure me to just solely breastfeed.. Believe me I'm all about breastfeeding.. I just feel like I can't with this baby D: