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The formula for a stressed out wife

After 18 months of successful breastfeeding and pumping, spread across two kids, our little Mouse received 2 oz of Earth’s Best Organic Formula this afternoon and 4 more this evening at bedtime. The Mrs’ milk production has slowed to the point where we have no choice but to supplement with the fake stuff. She is really broken up about it. Her ability to, up to this point, be the sole source of nutritious milk for her girls has been a sense of pride for her. So it is a bit of a defeat to admit that she needs help, in the form of formula, to feed her baby. A tough day in the OWTK household. The silver lining is that she can relax now and maybe the milk will flow better because she doesn’t need to push herself and sweat it so much.

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