We all know breast is best. Still there are days you may feel really mad because your partner got out...
We all know breast is best. Still there are days you may feel really mad because your partner got out of this breastfeeding business free and clear. Even though your partner may be a loving and helpful partner - fact is, you're the only one who can breastfeed. That means you get up in the night, you have more sleep deprivation, you can't leave the house whenever you fancy, and the weight of most breastfeeding issues falls right on you. First off, all mamas I know have felt this way at one time or another. You aren't a bad mama for being mad about breastfeeding tasks. You're more likely a sleep deprived, tired mama, who'd just like a break. Secondly, by breastfeeding you are giving your little the best possible start in life, so you deserve a reward. Your partner may not have the built in gear to breastfeed, but can help with other stuff, which gives you a break. Let your partner know that you're feeling overwhelmed. Tell your partner you'd like extra help when it comes to:
  • Diaper changes
  • Bathing
  • Cleaning the house
  • Preparing healthy meals
  • Grocery shopping
  • Rocking your baby to sleep
  • Baby playtime
All of the above and more are tasks your non-breastfeeding partner can take on. Plus you can always pump and then take a little break - let your partner give your baby a bottle of breast milk. The more help you ask for the more relaxed and in control you'll feel. And really, in the grand scheme of things, you won't be breastfeeding forever. You may even miss this bonding ritual once your baby weans - so try to relax, ask for help, and enjoy this time with your babe.

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