My son was born March 23rd, 9lbs 9oz, vaginally, I'm still sore but getting better! Anywho; I originally had no intentions of BF, just a personal choice I made. I'm starting to wonder if the choice was more of a confidence issue I had with myself or what.
Well tonight, I got rather emotinal when talking to my husband and exclaimed I'd like to try, so I did! He's been strictly FF, I did get him to latch, and suckle for quite a bit. I *did* give him formula afterward since I'm not confident in myself that he will receive enough. I'm not sure I can switch 100% to breast, but I'd like to try and give him as best I can until I can get comfortable with myself. My husband supports whatever decision I make (which makes me feel better, he was even quite helpful as I tried figuring things out.)
Are there any tips you ladies can give? I know that the more he feeds the more supply I have, but what about latching tips/positions? I've tired to do some general research but I guess I'm looking for some tips that maybe you've tried and worked for you. I also plan to talk to my WIC nurse and get some possible tips from her as well, since I'm rather suprised with myself. Will I have issues with my supply since I did not start day one? Also, is it going to upset his stomach at all of he is getting breast milk and formula? I don't plan to mix the two, but he may get a BF session, and a FF session until I can decide what I can/want to do.
I'm confused about what I want to do now!