new to group, new to breast feeding and have questions
Hello my name is Rachel and i'm new to this group, i have 3 kids (two boys ages 3 and 4, and a newborn daughter), i didnt breastfeed my boys but am my daughter and i'm having some trouble. I dont actually breast feed her because she was born 4.11lbs and my milk hadn't came in so the hospital suggested i suppliment with formula so she drinks from bottles and i pump breast milk. Well for a couple days i didnt pump much at all, maybe 2 to 3 times a day on both those days cause family visited and we got busy, well i was pumping about 4 oz of milk before that and after that now i'm just able to pump maybe 1oz. Will it take a few days for my milk to come back in or is it going away for good? Each time i pump (lactation lady at hospital suggested 10 mins every 2 hours) there seems to be less and less milk. My boyfriend said i have to pump and breast feed for the milk to stay, that pumping alone wont keep it. Any help at all would be great, thanks.