Had my little one the 23rd of May, took the milk suppressing meds on the 25th, wishing I hadn't at this point.
I'm fine bottle feeding, no problem with it, but my little one has colic and I tried to nurse her a couple of days ago when I had a tiny bit of milk left with positive results to the colic, so I thought I'd continue.
Apparently the milk that I had was all that was left because I haven't been able to produce anything noticeable when I hand express and right now I don't have access to a pump and my little one, while she isn't opposed to trying to nurse, won't have anything to do with it if she isn't getting anything from it. As long as she was getting a little milk, she was willing to nurse. Now, though... no way!
Question is, is there a way to counteract the medication that I took? I don't know what it is called, I saw the name, but forgot what it was.
For me what is most important is that my little one is fed and happy. How she gets fed isn't the most important thing to me. If the breastfeeding helps with the colic, though, I'm willing to give it another try.
I was unable to nurse my first baby, which is partially why I didn't give it much thought this time when I was having trouble. I have both PCOS AND tubular breasts, talk about a double whammy for nursing! It really isn't that much of an issue to me, though, like I said. I just really want to do what helps my little one not have a tummy ache. I know that nursing is no guarantee, but I'm at least willing to give it another shot IF I can.
Any help or suggestions welcome! I am trying to offer her the breast at every feeding, but my little one is no dummy... after a few momentss of trying and getting nothing she says thank you, but no, give me my dinner... LOUDLY, and refuses to nurse any further, so she's not much help!
At least I don't have stupid babies .... she knows enough when she's not getting anything to go for the bottle when it isn't working otherwise!