Relactating & total breast refusal journey - Advice want

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elvencreature
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Post by elvencreature » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:40 am

Hugs Maren, I think that is something that people don't realise until they go through it, that there really is a process of grief and loss when you don't end up with what you thought and hoped you would have. Be gentle with yourself.
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Post by DellaWellaWoman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:09 pm

maren you persevered for so long when things got tough - well done!!!
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Post by mum2noah » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:16 pm

Maren,

I just wanted to say that you should feel proud for what you have achieved and even though you faced a major challenge you didn't automatically give up. I think half the battle is knowing when enough is enough. Well done for your efforts and know that you gave it your all.

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Post by maren » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:51 pm

I haven't been in here for a while now but I wanted to come back and thank everyone again for all the support.

And I've got exciting news... we thought Lexi would be our last but since having her I have felt like we need one more to complete our family and DH has finally agreed so we'll try for #3 in a few months and I might get another chance at getting the breastfeeding thing right. You can be sure I'll be back to prepare for that.
Lucia (half BF/half formula)
Alexis (attachment problems/ expressed BM & formula)
Jesse (FULLY BREASTFED!!!!!)

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Post by mummysairsair » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:12 pm

maren, it's good to hear from you.. I have been wondering how you and Lexi were going. Very exciting news about deciding to have another baby! Look forward to hearing more from you through the pregnancy and beyond :)
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Post by Dolly » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:24 pm

mummysairsair wrote:maren, it's good to hear from you.. I have been wondering how you and Lexi were going. Very exciting news about deciding to have another baby! Look forward to hearing more from you through the pregnancy and beyond :)
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