I wanted to say a quick Thank You to all of the ladies who have contacted me in support of my not being able to breastfeed. I know that as women and moms there is so much pressure to do things "perfectly" and when it doesn't go that way it's difficult.
The emails, notes, texts, etc are all very helpful for me. Its so nice to hear that I'm not alone and that there are so many people who don't judge not breastfeeding but truly understand why I was not able to. It may sound strange, but each one is also a good reminder that it is not that I didn't want to or that I was lazy but that physically I was not well enough to make it work.
The next step is to continue to work on forgiveness of myself. I know that will take time but I know I will get there some day. Hopefully sooner rather than later :)