Breastfeeding is stressful enough without adding in your family's weird reactions.
One new mom is asking Reddit for advice after she tried to politely ban her step-son from being in the room when she nurses. Her husband thinks the ban is ridiculous, and she's at her wit's end.
I gave birth two weeks ago, it was my first pregnancy and truth be told I found it incredibly incredibly difficult. It was painful, complicated, and I was told I was at risk of death because I developed DVT in my second trimester. I needed daily injections and will need them for another 6 weeks, they are painful injections and my symptoms are also additionally adding to the pain of my postpartum body.
As you can imagine I’m an emotional mess right now. One of the things that I’m struggling with is breastfeeding- baby is struggling to latch on and it’s fucking hard and I don’t know what I’m doing. Beyond my greasy hair and snotty crying face and tired itchy eyes, I can barely function, and that’s not even talking about the pains and spotting going on downstairs. I stink, I’m struggling, I’m in pain, my back is fucked, everything is f*****..