This is something that I would like to dedicate a full blog to, but in the meantime I definitely need to have a little whinge on the matter!
Yes, today is the day that I do a full day of formula feeding. After 5months of pretty full on breastfeeding, but not much weight gaining, we are now completely moving over to bottle feeding.
I am in a world of pain and discomfort!!
It seems to me that as a mum you get SO much support when you start out breastfeeding; there is someone there to help you pretty much all the way until you are established. But as a mum who wants or needs to stop breastfeeding? There is not very much! Basically Google is your go to ‘professional’ and the differing advice is unreal!
Despite dropping feeds gradually over the past three weeks, I am basically a painful mess, wincing if anyone comes to close.
I’m not sure I remember it being this bad with my previous two children, but I think this is one of those things (like childbirth!) that human nature helps us blocks out – would anyone ever breastfeed again if they could vividly remember the pain and discomfort?!
Right, I’m off to buy cabbage leaves – wish me luck with the next week or so!!