Hi everyone! I am relactating for my 6-month-old. I've been pumping for 3 weeks now, and yesterday I pumped almost 15 oz for the day. I'm currently having to dump the milk because I'm on Cipro for a kidney infection, but I'm done with the medicine tomorrow, so on Sunday we are going to try latching the baby on again. 10 days ago he latched on 3 times (for the first time in over a month) but only after drinking bottles and dosing off for his naps. When he was hungry and awake he refused the breast.
Dh and I were wondering if our plan will work- starting Sunday morning just keep offering the breast. Especially in the morning there's plenty of milk there- my first pump of the day I usually get 3 oz. Not as much as he usually gets in a bottle, but enough to give him quite a bit and not frustrate him. I REALLY don't want to get him latched on and then have to give bottles of formula to supplement. I know he'll be hungry, but figured it'd be like a "hungry day" during a growth spurt- he'll just nurse and nurse and nurse and that way my body will know to up the production some more.
Has anyone done this? I'm concerned that if I keep giving bottles he's going to keep preferring them. If I can just get him latched on I think we'll do okay. And no, we aren't going to buy a SNS. I think I'd rather put formula in a sippy if we need to use it at all, but I'm SO hopeful that we won't need to supplement at all.