April 13th, 2015, 11:17 AM
Greetings, I am new to this forum, but not new to LLL meetings and publications. I am coming here because I am feel a little anxious about nursing. My LO is amost 9 months old. My ultimate goal is 12 months of nursing, but would like to extend longer than that. My situation is a little unique, but I must not be the only mom going through feelings of anxiety and wising to be done before I want to be done. I'll explain a little below.
I nursed my first child, now 6 years old, for over 3 years. We had a totally laid back nursing relationship with no latch issues and he self weaned when he was ready (ok I had a little part in it, but he slowed down on his own). Fast forward to July last year, I have my daughter and long story short, the first IBCLC missed some serious milk transfer issues very early on and I had cracked painful nipples. It wasn't until she was over 2 weeks old that an LC/LLL leader helped me and we discovered tongue tie, low milk supply and her failure to gain weight. I was put on a heavy nursing/pumping/supplementing regime. used an SNS. And eventually got on domperidone to boost my supply after her ties were revised. It was quite an emotional experience. I believe I suffered PTSD and PPA after all that. It took me until DD was maybe 5 months old, to feel confident in nursing again.
She will turn 9 months old this month. She is essentially BLW with solids, doesn't take much via spoon, and I would say 90% of her nutrition is still my milk....