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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Hi mumma, I don't know if you've already heard this but ultimately do what's best for YOU n your baby, if u wanna continue breastfeeding but latching is too tiring, try pumping, that way someone else can feed instead. If u wanna feed formula, you do you! As long as baby is well-fed, healthy n mum is in a good state that's the best anyone can hope for! Take a step back n breathe, rest, u deserve it

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