Sorry about the long post.
My son is 21 weeks old & I was breastfeeding & expressing ( bcuz of low supply , used a hospital grade $but since I went back to work, I was getting engorgeged severely every other day & when I get engorged, nothing comes out for pump or hand expression( saw different LC's & concluded that my body doesn't respond to pump when I'm engorged ).every time baby was able to clear it..in this process, my milk dried up from right side.im continuing from left side & supplementing with formula because I don't get enough from one side. It was going ok but since yesterday my son staring fussing a lot & not wanting to nurse once the flow gets slow(after 5 mins ) & is crying.he normally stays calm for Atleast 1.5 hr after nursing. He gets 2 or3 bottles when I'm at work & I pump 2 or 3 times during work.
I would love to continue nursing even if it's from one side as I love the special bonding .i want to try SNS. I asked my LC during last visit but she dint give to me saying it may not work with 4 month old & she said we can try in next visit.i think she was just trying to get another visit & one side dried up in the mean time.i spoke to 2 other LC's & they thought it's a great idea.i could see only this one because of my insurance.
I want to try SNS ( with formula)on my own, as last try..I have below questions-
1) do you think it will help with 5 month old?
2) I looked at Madela & lact aid & I like lact-aid
3) planning to get just the feeding tube with attavhemebts & use my own bottles or bags ( the whole kit is around 50$, which I can't afford)
4) where do I buy this lact-aid trainer system in retail stores as I need it ASAP
I feel very depressed.Any ideas greatly appreciated.
My first one weaned herself at 6 months as I gave her too many bottles & exclusively pumped till she was 13 months ( I hated it)
I nurse him when I'm home in evening & through night ( total of 5/6 times in a day) & 3 bottles