So I’m on meds as of Monday and can’t breastfeed Sharkie until Thursday when it’s out of my system. I feel SO terrible about it, girls. I didn’t have a stash of expressed milk down here so I have to give him formula.
I felt like awful mom of the year the first time I had to deny him the boob he was rooting for and give him a bottle. He looked confused, then gave me a mean side eye…but then he chugged that bottle like a true shark.
In the nighttime feeding, it was extra hard having to get up, go downstairs, make a bottle, wait for it to warm up, pump my engorged breasts, bring the bottle back up….. I mean… damn. It’s just so easy to pop out a boob and snuggle with lil man while he drinks himself back to sleep.
I’ve been spoiled by nursing.
More power to all you formula feeding moms out there. You girls get even less sleep than nursing moms.
Now, while I am pro-breastfeeding, I’m not anti-formula feeding (clearly) so please don’t take the next thing I say as a harsh judgement. Buuut…Have you ever smelled formula?! That shit smells like a rusty metal pipe!! I swear I thought something was wrong with the batch I bought. But Sharkie’s hungry hippo self slurps it down anyway.
I can’t wait til Thursday morning so I can stop this pump and dump business and just pick my boy up and nurse him. I hope he still remembers how to latch on to me…and still wants my sweet milk after drinking that white metal water. What if he doesn’t like nursing after this formula fiasco?!
My breastpump can’t wait for Thursday either. Every time I go to hook her up Ameda looks at me like, “you again b*tch?” and rolls her eyes at me. She’s so lazy. She’s just mad because she’s never had to work so hard before.
I’m worried about my supply dwindling since I won’t have my efficient lil milk sucker draining my breasts every few hours. Can that happen? Ugh.
Is it Thursday yet?
Did you really make it through all that whining? Can my supply drop? Can Sharkie start to prefer formula flavor to mommy flavor?