Four months, four episodes of mastitis and just as many courses of anti-biotics.
I nearly gave up on breastfeeding.
I have been considering introducing some formula in a bottle, just so that I don't have to deal with mastitis anymore.The bonus: I can go for a vacation sans kids!
But I still can't bring myself to do so after months of contemplating. It's silly I know, but I just can't shake the guilt, especially since my reason stems out of pure selfishness.
A little voice in me kept reminding me that this (breastfeeding) is only going to last a few more months of my life and I have a few decades ahead for such trips. Mastitis can be handled with anti-biotics, so I should not quit just yet.
Putting it all into perspectives, that is what I need.