My DS was born 1/4/12. He will be 5 months Monday. I BFd him from day 1 to day 5. Then I got mastitis really really bad. I could not stand him latching on so I tried pumping. That was even worse. That same day I gave him a formula bottle and it was his 5 day check up at the Pediatrician office. At the appointment he was diagnosed with Jaundice. He wasn't getting enough of my BM to flush the billirubin. Therefore, he was dehydrated! All because of my breast infection. I was so sad. I was also uneducated on the subject and continued with formula. Since then we have discovered allergies and he is on special formula. He is doing ok on it. I have been thinking though that I would like to relactate and EP. I work full time so pumping is just easier for me, but he would still get the benefit of my BM. Am I crazy for thinking I could relactate after 4 1/2 months?! How do I start? Anyone else have luck in relating and EP?! Help me out! Thank you so much
So I moved in the middle of using the manual pump. I couldn't afford to rent an electric pump. So epic fail? Yes. I have officially stopped pumping since 6/1/12. I wish I could start up again. I wasn't having the best luck with the manual and I can't afford an electric pump still since I am the only one working in the household at the moment. He will be 6 months tomorrow. I don't know what to do. I really wanted this to work! I want him to have my breast milk so much! He is on solids now too. Eating what he wants...I am doing BLW and so now I just think it would be pointless. What do you ladies think?! Help me out! Any ideas? Know where I can get a cheap electric pump per month?!