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I have no idea what I'm doing

Posted by on Sep. 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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My son is 3 weeks old and I EBF for the first two weeks. I ended up having appendicitis and had to have surgery to remove my appendix. I stopped breastfeeding for about a week and 2 days. Now I'm barely making a teaspoon with both breasts (I'm only getting a few drops each) I'm sooo disappointed.. I tried to get him to take the breast, he still knows how to latch, but he gets angry and starts to cry not even 3 seconds after he latches. I've tried giving him the bottle first until he is happy and then back onto the breast, but he just does the same thing. I'm at a loss.. I have no idea what I'm doing and I feel like I'm about to breakdown. What do I have to do to breastfeed again? crying

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Dianebrooke
by on Sep. 16, 2009 at 6:29 PM

I am on day 25 of relactating and of that time I have been using a lact-aid deluxe training system to help supplement my baby for 14 of those days. My DS2 just turned 3 months yesterday and hasn't had a bottle since using the lact-aid. He gets fed and I get the benefits of him nursing all at once (instead of bottle feeding him and then pumping). I have been taking "fenugreek" pills from GNC and "more milk plus" pills from motherlove.com (for 14 of those days as well), they help build your milk supply. Since it's only been a week it shouldn't take long to get your supply back up but I would recommend getting maybe a Medela SNS or lact-aid to help until your milk supply is back up. You can also eat oatmeal to increase your milk. I will add some links for you. I stopped EBF after 2 weeks and it was 2 months later that I decided to start back. I never dried up and the first week I was getting a couple of drops to come out. After 2 weeks there were enough drops to start making it into the bottle of the pump. After 3 weeks there was a thin layer of milk in the bottom of the bottle. Just 2 nights ago I checked with a pump and got 1/2 on ounce. I was told the rule of thumb was however long it was since you last BF it will take that long to get your supply back. I stopped for 2 months and I'm not quite half way there but see a major difference in how much milk I am getting. Baby nursing is the best way to help make milk (better than a pump). That's why I went with the lact-aid. Put baby to breast as much as you can (8-12 times a day). You can do it mama.

http://www.gnc.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=fenugreek&origkw=Fenugreek&sr=1

http://www.motherlove.com/product_more_milk_plus_veg.php

http://www.selfexpressions.com/supnursys.html

http://www.lact-aid.com/prodcat09.htm#systems

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/relactation.html

http://www.llli.org/NB/NBrelactation.html

http://www.llli.org/FAQ/relactation.html

 

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Xakana
by Member on Sep. 18, 2009 at 2:30 AM

Throw out the bottles. Get a lact-aid. Give your supplement at the breast. And try not to supplement with formula if you can avoid it--did you pump during your recovery period? (I had gallbladder surgery and never stopped nursing, but I'm assuming you had pain issues?) You still have the milk and he'll take it, but he needs more than you're producing right now, but you need him to nurse to stimulate your supply.


You can do it! It's hard, but you'll get your supply back if you just stick to it! And sorry about the appendix, that SUCKS!

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