Just a quick vent and unabashed request for commiseration. Does anyone else feel like a hermit and/or slave to their baby's feeding needs? With the feeding (nursing, then BM bottle then pumping) there is no time to get out and do anything. We are trying to get LO on an BF schedule after EPing and it is SO HARD to start this at a month old. I know it's possible, but she just hates it.
I feel like I can't ever leave the house. I have to pump every 2-3 hours and in between those times I have to nurse and bottle feed LO. That's pretty much all I do around the clock. I haven't worn a bra in weeks. We only have one car and husband takes it to work, so I can't just take a jaunt to the mall or grocery store or to see a friend. We have great walking trails around here (we live in Germany), but I don't have the right kind of stroller for them, and the Moby makes my back hurt.
So I just stay home, tied to the pump, the bottle and LO. I know this will change, and it's only been a month, but something's gotta give! I just wish LO would BF better and then we could cut out all this pumping nonsense. We are working on it, but she just doesn't want to BF. Sigh.
Ok, vent over. Thanks for indulging me!