long story short, my twins were born pre-mature.
They wouldnt breastfeed so I pumped for a 2 weeks. by the end of the 2nd week I got sick of pumping 24/7 and getting close to nothing so I quit all together and started to formula feed.
Last night out of curiosity I latched one of the girls and she started to suck.. I was thrilled so I pinched my nipple and a few drops came out.... I started to pump that night and its been 4 days and yet nothinggggg comes out in the pump (though I can get a few drops manually)
I have heard that it's possible to relatctate after a month but it doesnt seem to be looking good for me..
I'm pumping every 2 hours and not getting more than a drop so my question is am I doing this all for nothing and is it to late for me?
p.s... the girls will only suck on my breast for a couple minutes then get aggravated when nothing comes out so it's not as simple as "put the girls on the breast 8-12 times a day and your milk will come in" they refuse.... any advice?
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Answer by Krysta622 at 10:37 AM on Nov. 25, 2010
i do agree with the baby can get your milk in quicker than a pump. I make gallons of milk, but the pump just doesn't do it for me no matte the brand so i normally strictly nurse. I would call the hospital and speak to lactate for good information and guidance.
Answer by natalieumphrey at 2:48 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
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