I am very upset :(

I have been breastfeeding my son since he was born. I had to stop because I ended up having emergency gallbladder surgery. I was in the hospital for a week, all I could do was pump and dump. I was so sad and mad that I had to stop nursing. When I got home , I still couldn't nurse because I was still taking pain medicine. Now after trying to nurse again I couldn't do it. It was painful , and stressful. So I ended up keeping him on formula. Well he is allergic to the formula, and had to be switched to prosobee formula. Now it cost more, and is smelly. I hate formula feeding, but I just can't go through the beginning of nursing again, it was very emotionally and physically exhausting. I am glad I breastfed for 2months, but I wanted to go longer. I feel like I am looked down upon because of it. If I didn't have that emergency surgery then I would still be nursing. He is healthy, weighs 13lbs 13oz and 24inches long as of today. Am I a bad mother for not trying to start breastfeeding again??

I am very upset :(
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    10/01/14
    The most important thing is that he is fed. There are a lot of Moms who either cannot breastfeed or just simply decide not to for whatever reason. No way is the wrong way. And no way makes us better or worse Moms...feed baby whatever way you can :-)
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      10/01/14
      You are not a bad mom! You did what's best for your baby. You are feeding him and that's what matters. I've never had to relactate, but I know my sister when through hell to and I would give you a hug if I could.
      Just worry about making sure your son gets fed. I know how stinky formula can get, especially the expensive stuff.
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      Current: Ormond Beach, Florida
      Birth: March 29
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      I am a Single mom to a beautiful baby boy who was born on July 23rd 2014. He is my whole world, my reason for still being alive. He is my heart.