I must admit I am not one of those mums who has ever really loved BFing. But lately I have been dreading it.
My 6mo DS has recently become very rough in the last week or so with biting and also pinching me with his hands while feeding. Not sure how much more I can take! as well as the damage from biting I have loads of bruises and scratches from pinching. He is very physically strong which is a good thing most of the time just not during feeding. He even pinches when he is very calm and settled. I have tried taking him off and saying NO but it has not worked thus far.
Feeling a bit over it and wondering if it is time to switch to formula. Not really sure how to go about this. Unfortunately I can't express enough to have more than one or 2 bottles per day. I keep saying to myself that I made it to six months and its ok to switch now but then think again that I went through so much establishing BFing it would be a shame to give up before i had originally intended to at 12 months.
Talked to my DP about switching just now and he wasn't supportive sad he wants me to stick with it. So now I also feel really guilty, kind of like as a SAHM I should be BFing as I am at home with DS all day. Also there is the extra cost of formula when we are only on one income to consider.
So feeling a bit stink about things and need someone outside of my situation to give advice.
But anyway, wondering if anyone else been through something similiar?
Or if you haven't been through this already, would you stick with it and hope things improve or make the switch to bottles?