Originally Posted by sehbub
This woman looked at me and said, "Oh no, honey, you really should have been breastfeeding her! I can't believe you would deprive your DD of those important nutrients, not to mention the relationship the two of you are missing! You know, you should really talk to..." she just kept going on and on about how I was doing things wrong because I wasn't nursing my babe, and that I should really think twice about giving her formula, and don't I want the best for her? Shouldn't I be more concerned about her health?
I really wish people wouldn't assume things. She probably has NO idea how hard you're working for those nutrients. Or how much you might wish for that relationship.
|originally posted by mamanurse
They probably didn't have a premie and they are not walking in your shoes. Don't be afraid to say "Even though it's NONE of your business, there is mm in here!" and then go into your story.
I think the logisitics do get better, as you get into a rhythm. It's better for me at 5.5 months than at 2. I still struggle with pumping on the go, though.
Oh, and not to be a wet blanket, but I'm still pumping 8x a day and struggling to meet his needs. I always get a little nervous when we tell newer ep'ers that they'll be able to drop pumps later, because sometimes it doesn't work that way.