New Mom Secrets: I Hate Breastfeeding



It's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell. 


This Week's Secret:

I hate breastfeeding. I've chosen to breastfeed because I feel it's best for my baby, but I hate doing it. My baby has a hard time latching, gets easily distracted, is fidgety, and rarely stays awake but even when it's not a battle, I still don't like it. — anonymous


If you are/were a breastfeeding mom, did you ever go through a time where you didn't enjoy it?

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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!

If you have a new mom secret you'd like to share anonymously, PM me.

Past confessions:

I Put Cereal in My Baby's Bottle

I Thought My Baby Was Ugly

I'm Breastfeeding But I Crave Beer

I Sometimes Use Breastmilk for Cooking

My Baby Annoys Me

I Took My Baby to a Bar

I Drove My Baby Without a Car Seat

I Forgot My Baby's Name!

I Leave My Twin Babies Home Alone

I Let My Baby Wear a Dirty Diaper

I Wish I Never Had a Baby

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suzzanna suzzanna

it was very difficult in the begiining it hurted so badly! no one told me it would be as hard as it was o hurt as bad as it did..but it is sooo worth it! I love it every time i see hear her gulping,see her toes curling,tug on mommas shirt (all while breast feeding) i am joyful and grateful (that i am able to give such a gift) all over again. And to think i was going to give up at first....

irish... irishangel710

I can't stand breastfeeding, which is half the reason I stopped.

Hali_... Hali_Taylor

for me I have my ups and downs. there was a point where i was honestly considering switching to formula- but I got through it.  I love it at the moment. 

piwife piwife

i also hate breastfeeing!! it sucks thats why i ff my first and choose to pump for my second,

Kimra Kimra

i had tons of struggles with breastfeeding, especially in the beginning...once we got used to it i did start to enjoy...i think sometimes it takes time to enjoy it

Codys... Codys_momma0711

I find it so annoying when people look down on me for bottle feeding. Not knowing what I went through during the birth of either of my boys. I don't brestfeed and didn't with either one. However my kids are happy and healthy. I just wish other moms would be more understanding. I would have loved to brestfeed but it just wasn't what was choose for me. But my boys are good even with that bottle.

RanaA... RanaAurora

codys_momma, just curious... how is that relevant?

Codys... Codys_momma0711

Just simply saying that I don't like being looked down on cause I don't brestfeed. Even if you don't like it be happy that your body is working with you. I was simply saying my point of view. Didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal. Something I dis like.

RanaA... RanaAurora

Ah, okay.  I was confused because no one said anything about not breastfeeding, just not enjoying doing it.

dorojas dorojas

I loved it most of the time but it's exhausting being the only person responsible for baby's nourishment.  The late night/early morning feedings, dragging the pump everywhere, making sure you're eating enough and the right stuff, the physical pain of it, the baby constantly being latched to you (literally). I commend you for sticking w/ it even though it's not a great experience for you.

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