Dear Breastfeeding, my baby and I might have to break up with you. It’s not you, it’s us. You just don’t work for us.
You see, physically we DO work. But us being together is an emotional, torturous, right royal pain in the ass. So this could be goodbye.
Our time together hasn’t been wonderful. It has been full of pain. While we got together for all the right reasons, and it worked initially, maintaining our relationship has been tough.
My baby girl has reflux and constant wind. Every time we’re with you, it takes a good hour and a half to get the job done. She’s fussy, screaming, in pain and arching her back. And by the time it’s over, she needs to sleep, which means no quality time for her and I because we spend all our time with you.
As you know, over the last three months I’ve tried everything from diet changes to specialists, natural remedies and various techniques. But still, being with you continues to be torture, as are the after effects. And with a 19 month old toddler around as well, logistically it’s a nightmare. He sees how hard the process is and gets upset by it. Not the mention the fact that it’s ten times worse when we’re out and about.