i am due to have my 2nd child via c-section on 4.19.07. i really want to breast feed this baby. i did my best with my son, but unfortunately he was in the NICU for 3 weeks due to Merconium Aspiration Syndrome, and I was in a very deep depression due to that. I was at the hosp all day everyday and breast fed as much as possible but they did supplement with formula. once he came home i breast fed for a month but then decided that it was becoming that that's all i did and decided to feed him formula. i don't know if i wasn't producing enough or he was satisfied enough it seemed.
Anyway, I really want to give this my best try again this time around. i plan to breast feed and pump as well. i just don't want to get totally frustrated and tired and give up. with having a soon to be 3 year old and an infant i'm thinking will I ever get to rest? i really need to as much as I can, especially after have a c-section delivery, and with breast feeding they eat more frequently. I would like to know if anyone can offer some advice and support on this situation. also would like to hear if anyone has breast fed after a c section and how that worked out. one more thing, if anyone has toddlers as well as infants i would like your opinion and advice too. what do you say to your toddler about the way you fed your baby? i guess thats part of the reason i want to pump also.
have a great day everyone............hope to hear from you all. Tracey