My son is now 6 months old and I so very much want to breast feed him again. I ebf him for the first 6 weeks. At about 3 -4 weeks my son developed bloody stools and colic. I was told that the baby was allergic to my milk...yes ALLERGIC!!!! It has to do with the dairy protein and for some reason I do not break it down properly in my body and therefor my little babies can't digest it properly. My oldest had the same exact reaction to my milk. I went on the crappy "no dairy desperation diet" with both, but with my second son I just couldn't keep up with the diet and I stopped breast feeding him at 6 weeks. Plus I had been on the diet for almost 3 weeks and still he was in so much pain and cried a lot.
I regretted it so much and for weeks after I pumped hoping that I would be able to bf him again once he got a little older. I knew he would grow out of it, my 1st son did. But eventually my supply decreased and I just got so overwhelmed with constant pumping. So I let my milk dry up. I cried a lot and every time even to this day when I give him formula I feel like I am giving him poison.
I have recently decided to begin re-lactating. I purchased the lact-aid nursing supplementer and my little guy will not latch on. He cries and fusses at the breast. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to help him remember latching on. He was such a natural in the beginning!!!
The second thing is how do I get my body to start making milk. I have been pumping every 4-5 hours or whenever I have time. I am eating oatmeal and drinking lots of water. So far I get tiny sticky drops every now and then. It has been only 3 days, is it normal not to have more milk by now. (by the way when I did ebf I had so much milk, it was actually too much!) My let down is very strong too, but I haven't felt one yet, is this normal or is it too late to begin bf again. I really want to and I am determined. Please let me know how long this should take. I would love any suggestions.