Can I make milk again after being "dried up" for 2 weeks?
I will try to not make this long...but thanks for any advice ladies! :o)
My son is going on 7 weeks old...I also have a 2 year old daughgter also who I breastfed for 6 months...Wish I could have made it longer, but didn't. Not beating myself up for it.....My son was born via c-section and had bad jaudice for the first few weeks. He ate pretty much around the clock, and I was breastfeeding the whole time...after my hubby went back to work, things got crazy at home with the 2 kids, I was exhausted and tired and found it super hard to sit through my son taking 45 mins to eat every hour....so I started pumping! I know. Big mistake...but i'll say, him taking a bottle of breastmilk was a heck of a lot easier for me and his feedings weren't as drawn out as they were from the breast! As the days went on, i ended up supplementing with formula and noticed he gained weight faster and also was a lot "happier" most times....well, my pumping sessions dwindled out...my fault...it just got easier to give him formula and to use the milk that I had stored in the freezer....He never nursed well enough for me to be okay with nursing from the breast....I am okay with him taking it from the bottle...but I am now not really getting much milk if I try to pump (and I'm not pumping on a set schedule as I should)...So here is my question....
I would love to be able to give him at least SOME breastmilk...I know most people say NO FORMULA..but i'm okay with it...I just need help on getting some milk back so I can at least give him a serving a day of breastmilk...something is better than nothing, right? I respond well to a pump, but not sure if I should be taking supplements to help regain milk....Should I set a schedule or just pump when I can?