I am 29 and recently had a beautiful baby boy. I made the conscious decision to exclusively breastfeed my baby, and that is what i am currently doing. He is 5 months old now.
During the pregnancy gained a lot of weight, even though I ate a healthy, balanced diet. My breasts became so big, that they now almost touch by belly button. I have lost all confidence and feel ashamed. I cannot breastfeed my baby without smothering him because my breasts are so huge. My back also hurts because of the weight of the breasts.
My husband has left because I look gross, but it is his loss because I know i have a good spirit and a good heart, I am not doing this to get him back or anything like that. I just want to be a better mom, one without self esteem issues, I want to be able to play with my son, and chase after him without worrying that my breasts will fall out of my bra (happens a lot).
I have so far only managed to save $1200 or so. I am really desperate and will really appreciate whatever donations I receive.