1. Have you or would you breastfeed your own baby? Or, if you're a bloke, would you want your partner to breastfeed your child? Lily is 4 months old and i'm still breastfeeding. I went back to work 2 weeks after giving birth, though sometimes my boyfriend has had to give her a formula bottle for a feeding, due to me not being able to pump enough because I was called into work on such short notice.
2. What do you percieve to be the advantages or disadvantages? Advantages - It's free, the bonding, it's quicker than making a bottle -if you don't have problems or are using a nipple shield-, it's healthier for her. Disadvantages- in the beginning Lily had a really hard time latching so I was using the nipple shield for the first month, and it was a huge pain, and breastfeeding in public isn't really accepted here and i'm not that comfy doing it around my boyfriends friends lol. I'm back to work so I have to constantly pump, and I hate pumping, I have to pump at work during breaks MANUALLY, and that's an even bigger pain.
3. Did you start off breastfeeding and then get put off by the sleepless nights/sore boobs/engorgement and stop? If so, did you wish you hadn't? There were a few times in the first couple of weeks that I just wanted to give up, it was frustrating, especially when I would get engorged, it hurt like hell. I was sick a week and a half ago and I wasn't eating so my milk started to dry up and I was so scared I was done breast feeding but then I found this tea @ the health food store for nursing mothers and it helped my supply. Believe it or not I found a website that said oatmeal will help your supply and I gave it a try, and after 2 bowls of oatmeal my milk supply started to come back. So for the past week i've been drinking 2 cups of the Yogi tea, eating a couple bowls of oatmeal and pumping, now my milk seems to be back to normal 100%. I plan on BF as long as I can.