Okay so I am so amazed how people judge you when they see you give your baby a bottle. I seriously have had people I don’t even know comment on how I am not breastfeeding. I seriously have been so taken back I don’t know what to say. Sometimes I want to stick up for my self and explain how I give him breast milk I have pumped other times I feel embarrassed to have to explain how I mainly pump. When people ask me if I breastfeed I don’t know what to say.
The worst thing someone told me was I have it easy pumping…. What in the world nothing is easy about pumping!!! I started out pumping 20 mins ever 2 hours for the first 4 weeks then I switched to every 3 hours for the next 8 weeks then I switched to every four hours and I only pump for 10 mins and I sleep as longs as I can at night. I have to pump, clean the bottles, make the baby a bottle and then feed him I spend HOURS a day just trying to feed my son.
Breast feeding was something I really wanted to do but its hard for something so natural its so difficult. Having Fox in the NICU for 3 weeks didn’t help much. I was fortunate because I had some great nurses who were very pro momma’s milk even if we had to feed it through a tube.
My family and my husband have been so supportive and helpful. Now pumping isn’t as difficult as I felt it was months ago.
My little man with his feeding tube of boob juice. I was so happy when he started drinking out of the bottle it made the sting from him not being strong enough to breastfeed hurt a little less