Hello everyone, this is my first post as I found this place while searching for some answers about my breastfeeding problem.
Lyla was born on the fourth of July this year all natural. We did the breast crawl and she latched so easily. We never had any issues. When she was very young I got pressured into giving her a bottle so Dad could bond and so I could get a break once and awhile. I only considered it because my breast never responded well to pumping. I only ever got a half an oz between both breasts.
However at about three months our Kitchen sink exploded sewage. It took them three days to clear the sewage and two more to clean our apartment. We had Lyla with the grandparents for the time being. During the first day I was able to pump a little better as I wasn't splitting my milk between the pump and baby.
Well, after the first day the pump failed. We got it free from our hospital. I manually expressed, but it wasn't enough and my milk dried up very fast. Now Lyla gets almost 24 oz of milk a day. I try to nurse her first, but she gets very frustrated quickly, and I end up giving her a bottle of about 6 oz. When she nurses I don't hear any swallowing.
I want to go back to EBF my daughter. I hate the formula. So I'm trying to figure out how to wean her off the bottle and back onto the breast. I don't know how to enduce my body into lactating again. What suggestion do you ladies have? This is my first baby.