Breastfeeding Guilt

Gave birth last week via e-csect, and I am one of the lucky ones blessed with a good supply, and have been exclusively latching baby since birth. I know I should be thankful (and I still am) that my milk supply is adequate for my baby, but I cant help but feel so so so tired and so so so angry everytime it’s time to feed. My incision wound also still hurts so I have to rely on someone else to help bring the baby snd swaddle/burp the baby after. This schedule causes great distress to me and whoever is doing “night shift” with me. Even though its been only a week Im considering just giving up breastfeeding and just giving formula. But with everyone saying how good breastmilk is, Im stuck in a dilemma- should i still breastfeed at the expense of my own mental/physical health or give baby formula for my convenience? Any advice? No hate please… I’m just really tired… Thanks.

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I am giving mixed feed.. not lucky to have a good supply and basically cant meet my baby’s demand.. she doesnt want to latch ever since we used dr brown’s anti colic bottles and is very impatient.. i am also very tired and only pump when i have the time..

Are you taking the pain med? Pls continue to take them as they won’t effect BM. Healing of C-sec wound takes time. Actually, pumping them out and bottle feed your bb is good way to give your body rest too. Jia you! U are doing very good already.

pump and let others bottle feed if u are feeling tired. latch the sleeping style then u can lie on the bed and rest.


i chose to go the balanced route.i give breastmilk in day via pumping and fm at night so anyone can feed.