My baby will be 3 weeks tomorrow. I breastfed her right from the start. We had a few latch issues in the beginning but with a little help from a lactation consultant at her pediatrician's office they were fixed. Night time and through the day until about 4pm we were doing great. However my 6.5 year old daughter would get home from school and I felt overwhelmed. Breastfeeding kept me in a chair and my daughter was acting out for attention and knowing that mommy couldn't punish her from a chair and when I was done nursing I would have forgotten about what she had done. I was struggling to get her homework, bath, dinner and into bed on time for a decent night of sleep. I was breaking down crying every night because I couldn't do it. My husband was supportive but he works late and was never home when I needed the help. I decided to stop breastfeeding 9 days ago. Things did get easier but I regret the decision. I feel like I didn't stick it out long enough and look for other ways to get through the afternoon. So I've decided to start breastfeeding again. Being it's only been 9 days I'm sure it wont be hard to get my milk back up. I know some women start re-lactating from no milk at all. So now I get to do a whole lot of pumping, with a manual pump. Every 2 hours for 15 minutes each. I cant afford an electric pump which would be much easier and probably more productive but I am determined to breastfeed again. I miss hearing her swallow when I was feeding her. the swallow from a bottle doesn't compare to the sound from breastfeeding. I got 1/2 an ounce from my first pumping and it's almost time to pump again. Wish me luck ladies, I sure need it.