I just had my little boy yesterday at 33 weeks. I am a bag of emotions and feel that i missed out on the birth experience. I had to have a C-section under general anesthesia and today was the first i was able to see him.
I have nursed both of my girls. Alexis until 11 months and Kaila until 20 months. Pumping is all new to me and i don't even know where to start. My milk came in within 24 hours with both of my girls and i barely get any colostrum now. Am i doing something wrong?
I am using a hospital grade pump and am pumping every 3 hours for 20ish minutes. I am also on pain pills (oxycodone and motrin). I am mentally exhausted. I cry everytime i see him.
I was able to hold him tonight but he is overstimulated and fusses when he is touched. DH feels i do not need to stay at the hospital with him because he feels our girls need me at home. The hospital is over an hour away.
I am so confused and upset. I don't know where to turn and i thank you for listening to me vent.
Any advice on how i get through this experience?