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Sam, I know this decision is hard. Really, as long as your li'l man is getting the nourishment he needs and is snuggling safe in your arms, enjoy. I know those feelings are still there, but I'm hoping that you go with what works for you two. You can always post that pump on Craigslist.
I forget to mention in the last post that I had Lovenox injections for 6 weeks postpardum after N. The day started to revolve around them and it wasn't fun. Hope you have someone to do those for you.
Thinking about you and loving the baby pics,
P.S. Jaxson is ADORABLE!!!
I forgot to mention in the last post that I had Lovenox injections for 6 weeks postpardum after N. The day started to revolve around them and it wasn't fun. Hope you have someone to do those for you.
As natural as its supposed to be -- sometimes breastfeeding just isn't. I can't imagine the stress that it has caused you, but please don't blame yourself that your body has failed in yet another way.
Can you still breastfeed in addition to the preemie formula -- just for comfort and bonding for the two of you vs. the nourishment part? That might help alleviate some of the stress you feel about not being able to provide for him in that way.
I agree with Lindsay -- you could sell it on craigslist ... or keep it in case something does change with your supply down the road ... unless it stresses you out too much by having it around.
Sam, you are a great mom regardless of how that little guy is nourished ... and the most important thing you can provide him is with love. Hang in there.
I'm glad you were able to make a decision and move forward with loving on that precious little guy!!! He's been able to get some of your milk which is helpful to him too. You're a good momma---don't forget that!!
Try to submit it to your insurance! :) We got a flyer that under the new health insurance law that boobie pumps were now covered by your insurance... and all we had to do was submit a claim. And then use that $80 and buy your awesome momma self something special.
You're doing the absolute best you can under very tough circumstances and while I know you wanted to breastfeed any amount of momma's milk shows great things for baby... so that you were able to provide at all is awesome. I know that doesn't take away the emotional ache of it all.
I wish you peace momma. You've done well by all three of your kiddos giving them so much love, and at the end of the day that is what is most important.
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