I just had my second DD a week ago. I had to have an emergency c-section, unfortunately, and the recovery has been difficult. I gave birth vaginally the first time. With my first, my milk came in quickly and was very obvious. This time, however, it came in slowly and I've yet to become engorged. I'm a little worried. I haven't started pumping yet, so am not sure what kind of supply I'm dealing with, but I feel like I have much less than last time.
I was taking percocets for pain, but have heard they can mess with your milk supply, so have stopped. I've been eating oatmeal and drinking mother's milk tea...also been nursing as often as I can (on demand, no real time guidelines of any kind). Anything else I can do? Should I start pumping this early? I've been waking my DD at night to nurse...she's different than my last in that she doesn't seem as interested in eating! I've got to convince her.
I nursed my first for 17 months and would really like to nurse my second as long as possible, so any advice you could provide would be appreciated. Could my supply not fully be in yet? I feel clueless.
Thank you so much for listening and providing any thoughts or advice you may have!