I have a 9 month old that was EBF until 5 and a half months. I didn't have any real problems breastfeeding after a few weeks, and the only issue I had was over overabundance. I have another son and am a huge advocate of breast feeding. My other boy had a feed at night until 17 months.
My baby has been extremely unsettled with colic and acid reflux and after medications and investigations I was told he may have a dairy intolerance (cows milk protein intolerance). He is up all night with stomach pains/trapped wind and is always constipated. As I am vegetarian and was losing lots of weight feeding my baby I decided to put him on a special formula as cutting out dairy would have pushed me over the edge as I am up all night with him too. I was so upset the day I stopped feeding him and had to block what was happening out of my mind in the hope what i was doing him was best for him in the long run. When I see mothers breast feeding it makes me want to cry and fills me with envy.
He continues with his stomach cramps and other symptoms so I don't think he has the intolerance after 4 months on the formula. I want to start trying to feed him again and have bought a medela freestyle double pump. I have pumped 4 times for 15 mins in 24 hours and started getting thick yellow drops of milk. Is this hopeful? I am not sure he would go back to the breast again but any advice would be very appreciated.
He has had lots of bugs etc since I stopped feeding him and want to be able to provide antibodies again and do the best for him.