Help! I want to be successful this time around
Okay back story first. I had my daughter when I was 21 (I'm now 26) I really wanted to breastfeed, but honestly I didn't know about the amounts of resources out there. When she was born via csection when they brought her to the room after she was done doing the bath stuff etc with dad in nursery and I was out if recovery she immediately latched on. Once the hospital saw that they never said anymore about my breastfeeding. It was like they figured I knew everything about it just because she latched well. The only thing they did keep pressuring me on was to feed her every 2 hours but at 2 hours it was a waste of effort because she seemed to hit about every 3 hours . I followed her cues. I did have colostrum in the hospital and Once I left the hospital my milk fully came in and things were great for a little while, but soon discovered she was colic. This was stressful. Her dad, my now ex husband was not very supportive when it came to feeding. I didn't know any moms who breastfeed except my sister but it was like she never had issues with it. I kept having issues and I was afraid to seek help but mostly didnt know where to seek help. My supply started drying up at 2 weeks old, I continued to breast feed her exclusively until 3 weeks old when I finally gave her a bottle of formula, it was like I was starving her. I know I wasn't eating the diet I should. I know I didn't need to be trying to pump and feed. I've learned a lot since then but I still feel like I have a lot learn, a lot. I stopped breastfeeding.
My repeat csection is on Friday, yes day after tomorrow. I desire more than anything to be sucessful at breastfeeding. Thinking about my first daughter makes me feel like I failed her in so many ways. The hospital I am delivery at this time is very pro breastfeeding and they have a lactation consultant that will visit me everyday and as much as I need. I already have her number ands have met with her. I feel much more prepared, but I'd still love any advice anyone has to offer. Just from the basic simplest thing to any tips you might have or wisdom you could share. Anything about day to day what I need to be doing to ensure being successful, diet stuff, water intake, supplements I should take regardless, supplements I might need if I have supply issues. Basically help!
In advance thanks for reading this long rambling post of me and thanks for any advice you leave me. :)