i'm 33wks pregnant, may have to b induced in the next few wks as i'm suffering reali badly with SPD. Wen he/she comes into the world i want him/her to have breastmilk, i want my baby to have the best start in life. Only thing is i'm a sufferer of OCD and BPD so i fear that havin my baby latched onto my breast will cause me problems with my mental illnesses. I've thort that maybe i could just express my milk and bottle feed the baby breast milk as apposed to formula milk. I've heard so many things though, my CMW says it wud b fine but to try give babys 1st feed on the breast then midwives at hospital say i must feed from the breast for at least 6wks then outreach workers at breastfeeding support groups say baby has to b on breast for 6months. I'm stuck! I seem to have no help just alot of ppl judgin me, tellin me wot to do not realising or payin attention to my mental state. Can anyone help me???
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