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Joined 5th September 2008

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  • Is dinner-time stressful for you or have you figured out a smooth routine?

    Answered on 15th September 2008:

    Usually I feed my son around 6:00pm, them my husband and I eat after he's gone to bed. Which can be anywhere from 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Sometimes we all eat together, but that consists of me feeding my son and trying to eat at the same time and my food always gets cold. Not pleasant! So not really a great routine, but it will do for now.

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  • Did anyone else have trouble breastfeeding?

    Answered on 15th September 2008:

    Thank you all for sharing your experience with me. I developed a complication from my C-section that seemed to dry up my milk supply, or at least contribute. My body was rushing to fix the damage from my C-section, my stomach area filled up with fluid that was extremely painful, that it couldn't produce enough milk to fill a thimble. I tried everything the nurses and doctors told me to do. I pumped everyday anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 mintures every couple of hours to every hour, and tried to do regular breastfeeding, but there just wasn't anything there. I was heart broken. I had enjoyed breastfeeding my son and had planned to for the first year of his life, but there at the end I was only getting a drop of milk out of one breast, I was devasted. I felt like such a failure and a horrible mom that I couldn't even breastfeed my own child. But he was doing just fine on the formula and was fat and happy and he didn't miss my milk. I still feel bad about it, but at least I don't break down and cry about it anymore.

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