Saturday, April 24, 2004

Breastfeeding--even when you don't feel like it

Kelly Mom has an interesting article on Breastfeeding when yousometimes don't like it. I agree with the central premise: "There are peaks and valleys with breastfeeding and sometimes you will thoroughly enjoy it, and sometimes you will resent it--but in the end you will not regret one day that you stuck with it, even though you were not feeling that joy 100% of the time. " The only caveat is that if you resent it for more than a few days in a row, if you're going on a week and it makes you resent the baby as well, if the numerous benefits of breastfeeding don't pull you out of your emotional slump, it might be best for all parties involved if you stopped breastfeeding.

And if you are wavering about breastfeeding:

1. Go to a lactation consultant.
2. Read this, which I mentioned here.

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