NEW here!! so glad i found this group, hope for good results!
So I am a mother of two. My son is 4 1/2 and my daughter 3. I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with a severe congenital heart defect baby. I had planned on not breastfeeding early on in my pregnancy, based on my own decision. I had ppd with both of my kids and have major deppression. the breastfeeding made my ppd worst so this time around i was scared to do it again, and then theres the losing your breasts, i know sounds selfish but i struggle with extreme body image along with my deppression. After my son was diognosed at 22 weeks i was starting to reconsider but knew it would only be a possibility if i exclussively pumped and i dont want to pump for a long time. Im thinking 6 weeks pumping, just so he has at least a lil bit of that gold and through his hardest times. So with that said, i want to know how many times i would need to pump during the day (will be at the hospital most ofthe time with him for at least 2 months or more). I dont want to build up a huge supply due to only pumping for 6 weeks or so. Also how do they do the pump at the hospital, i know that while there you can use it, but what about after being discharged? will i be able to use the pump while at the nicu? I had a pump from my last two pregnancies that my sil gave me but after looking at it the otherday its broken and unusable. I will be receiving wic but the last time i tried to get a pump from them because i HAD to have one they advised me that i had to be working in order for them to give me one to use. thanks in advance ladies and please no harsh comments or judgy things about how i should do it longer or something please. im already going through alot with this pregnancy.