as a way of an intro, i have a(n almost) 7 week old daughter. she has always had trouble with feeding... she cries and fusses and i fear she isn't eating enough.
but this post isn't really about her and her feeding issues. it's about me. i have so much anxiety and depression over this. every day is such a struggle for me... i am still on maternity leave and i know i have to be strong for her and take care of her, but i just feel like a failure. when she doesn't eat, i feel like a failure. when she cries, i feel like a failure. when i try to play with her and i think she's smiling but then she spits up instead and starts crying-- i feel like a failure. i feel like i'm just not doing a good job for her, and i feel like i'm really suffering.
i try to have people visit me, but an hour long visit here or there can only do so much. my husband works all day and goes to school and i don't have any of my own family in the area.
so how do you deal?