Okay, so I rented a hospital grade pump and it just didn't do anything for me. I am looking at buying a Lact-aid SNS instead and just putting baby to the breast as often as possible (ie her using me instead of a pacifier)... Can I relactate that way? Effectively? Or do I NEED to pump?
I started relactating a few weeks ago and had to put it on hold, as my depression came back in full force (seems to be triggered by the breastfeeding and goes away a while after I stop...) but I'm planning to talk to a Dr shortly to get a prescription that I can fill if need be (though I'd prefer not to take anything while breastfeeding..).. At that time, I was putting baby to the breast before every feed, took some fenugreek and upped my water intake. I was using the hospital grade breastpump occasionally, but it just didn't seem to be helping much... I saw an increase JUST from baby and supplements/extra water. Can I get a full supply back that way, or is the pump along with that, a necessity?
(P.S Sorry for all the posts.. :S)