LO was born march 7th via c-section and sadly the hospital forced me to "supplement" with formula, which really was just straight feeding him as they wouldn't let 3 hours pass before feeding him again... and a lot. At this point I am more like supplementing with pumped milk or giving him as a snack really he has not lost any weight, he gained a little bit and plenty of wet diapers so I know he is well fed.
I have big breasts with tiny flat nipples so my LO would get really desperate because he couldn't latch, he doesn't even try anymore. I have been trying to use a manual pump in an attempt to not to dry up until I get an electrical one or hospital grade one, but I live in Mexico and my husband will go to pick up some online shopping stuff in the USA in a few days. I am 30 years old and this is my first child.
Is it pointless? I ordered some breast shields, an electric pump, mother's milk tea and thinking of renting a hospital grade pump.
I have been taking fenugreek and a bit of lecithin here and there, I went from getting a few drops, about a fourth of an ounce to get half an ounce and almost one, back down to the point I am where I started.
Everyone I have asked for help (my gyn, the pediatrician, the nurses at the hospital and the ones when LO got his vaccines have hinted to give up and not to feel guilty about it, it's killing me because it was important to me (I was bottle fed and very sickly while growing up) and to my husband.
sorry for the long post, hoping it will be easier to get help with all the facts already posted.