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whoopsie16
my confession: I've turned into the crazy bfing lady..
March 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM
ladies, you know the type. There's always that one lady who INSISTS you breastfeed. She constantly points out the benifits of breastfeeding and gives you a million facts..

I used to laugh at that lady. I never understood why women pushed ff moms soo much. Don't get me wrong, I know women have their reasons for not bfing & it's none of my buisness. but why not atleast TRY?

I was with my friend recently & she said she tried bfing for two days but her milk wouldnt come in, so she substituted with formula. and she got really engorged and didnt know what to do cause her baby was sleeping.

I found myself begging her to try again (it was only a week later & she still had some milk) I tried to get her to pump, tried to get her to put baby to breast first thing in the AM. she said she'd try it...but I think that was to shut me up. Her baby is 2mo. now & I STILL find myself trying to get her to pump or try again since she's still making milk.

I guess Im just a little sad that she's missing out on such an amazing experiance. So there it is, Im the crazy bf-ing mom!

Replies

  • MrsCountryMama
    March 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM
    I wish I had a friend like you when I was trying to bf
  • HipLikeJunk
    March 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    It's not an amazing experience for everyone. 
    I tried like hell to be able to do it with my second child (after failing with my first) and I ended up hating it. It made me feel disgusting and well, I just didn't enjoy it. It didn't create a bonding experience at all.

    So while it's great to offer help and advice if someone wants it, it's not cool to be pushy about it. 

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    eh. I tried breastfeeding with both of my kids. I really wanted to breastfeed. but it just didn't work out. If I have anymore kids, I will not even attempt to breastfeed cuz it was such a bad experience for me. I can't go thru trying and failing again. breastfeeding is not for everybody and would never force it on anybody. as long as baby is being fed and loved and cared for, thats all that matters.

  • whoopsie16
    March 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM
    thanks :)
    I thought for sure Id get bashed lol


    Quoting MrsCountryMama:

    I wish I had a friend like you when I was trying to bf

  • LiDoMama
    March 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM
    Just don't become a crazy bag lady, mmkay??
  • SRUsarahSC
    March 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM


    I nursed for a year and found it stressful and not bonding either. Due to surgery and long work days, I had supplies issues as well that made me feel like all I could do on the weekends was pump and nurse constantly and take pills to keep a supply.  How is having a frazzled mother beneficial for a baby?  I'll try again with my next but I'm not going to beat myself up over it.


    Quoting HipLikeJunk:

    It's not an amazing experience for everyone. 
    I tried like hell to be able to do it with my second child (after failing with my first) and I ended up hating it. It made me feel disgusting and well, I just didn't enjoy it. It didn't create a bonding experience at all.

    So while it's great to offer help and advice if someone wants it, it's not cool to be pushy about it. 



  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 16, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    First step is admitting you have a problem.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM
    Ugh go away
  • areyouatroll
    March 16, 2013 at 3:01 PM
    Why not just ask her, "do you want my help?"
  • audreesmama
    March 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM
    You are not alone, op lol! I am one, too!

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