Hi all! When i had my son 9 months ago I was able to pump and feed him approximately half the time for about 3 weeks. i was very sick after having him (pulmonary embolism) and did not respond well to the medication that was safe for him to have, so I stopped. I have regretted it the whole time and now that I'm no longer taking this medicaiton I would like to relactate.
My son will not latch, (he never really did) so I will have to do this trhough exclusively pumping. I dont think I can take Domperidone because of the blood clotting issues I have, I'm not sure it it's safe, and honestly I would rather do it without drugs.
I have started taking fenugreek and plan on pumping 8 times per day. I have been pumping for 1 day and have already been seeing small drops of what seems like colustrum.
My question is - is this possible without medicaitons and without getting my son to latch? I also worry that because I breastfed for such a short time only half the time I really idndt have an established milk supply. Is it really colustrum that I am seeing? Should I be encouraged by seeing something so soon or is this normal right away? I kknow myself and I tend to be impatient so I kind of need some encouragement that this can actually happen. If I pump more than 8 times per day is it more likely?