1. Liz says:

    December 28, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Okay, I'm finally getting to comment on this post. (It's been a busy week.) Now you know I can't actually feel your pain, but I can imagine it. As you know, I bottle-nursed Olivia. I tried to simulate the breastfeeding experience as much as possible, especially during the first year. OMG this girl loved to nurse. For the first six months – who am I kidding- the first year, she was up every two to three hours to bottle nurse. In her early months, I often lamented my inability to breastfeed, especially as I was mixing bottles in bed, trying to keep the stimulation to a minimum in an effort to imitate breastfeeding. By the end of the first year, when this girl was still up a million times in the middle of the night and refusing solid food, I was a little relieved. If she loved bottle nursing this much, how over the top would she have been about breastfeeding? I could imagine myself just giving up on wearing shirts at all. At 2 1/2, we convinced Olivia to trade her bottle for a sippy cup (not that much of an improvement, but its a start). If I had breastfed, I can guarantee you she'd still be nursing. Hell, I'd still probably be night nursing, as that was what we gave up last. At least with bottle nursing, we could feign the inability to obtain a bottle and offer her a substitute. I'm thinking that it wouldnt be feasible to pretend that your breasts are gone. Lol You've been a real trooper. May the force be with you.

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