Hi this is my first post and I really hope you can give me some advice. My baby girl is almost 5 months old. I initially breastfed her for 15 days. I gave up after feeling very ill with and infection and I also suffered pnd. It was a dark time for me and my head was in a bad place. I am now feeling much stronger and really feel like I missed out on the breastfeeding and still feel very guilty. She latched on fine when I was breastfeeding. Although her weight gain started to slow down. I now believe this to be due to me barely eating or drinking due to feeling so unwell.
I tried her on my breast yesterday to see what would happen but she turned away and wouldnt go anywhere near. I feel terrible that I have done this to my baby girl.
I started to pump yesterday but only with a manual pump. I have ordered an electric hospital grade pump to rent for 14 days, which should hopefully arrive today. I havent got anything from my breasts so far. I have also ordered some fenugreek caps.
Do u think I can get some milk back after all this time? My girl is fine with formula but I feel I need to try this properly or regret it forever.