Here is my situation:
Had baby girl Jan 10, breastfed successfully after c-section
-Stopped nursing Feb 3 due to exhaustion and thoughts that I would be getting lots of help and bottle feeding would be easier
-Realized bottle feeding solved nothing and didn't even get all the help I imagined
-Started again Feb 25, she did a tiny bit of nursing and I still even had a little milk left!
-After several days I thought I better do some research to make this transition smoother! After researching I realized it was going to be even harder than I thought. I am committed and very motivated, but at night I do not want to wake up more than I have to because I already have a son who is almost 2 and is quite demanding. I breastfed him for a year and it worked out great.
So here is what I am doing now:
-Trying to breastfeed as much as possible
-Trying to pump after feeding as much as I can
-Also try to pump about every hour or two during the day (while DH is not home! I don't want him to know how difficult this is because I am afraid he won't be as supportive)
-Worked my way up to 4 capsules of fenugreek starting today
-At night she usually gets up twice and will breastfeed, usually just one side though or two if I am lucky for a few minutes. She is starting to do longer, like 5 minutes sometimes.
-Ordered mothersmilk tea but it will take some time to get here
What else can I do? Should I try to get motilium? If so, how do I get it easily (and legally)? Realistically, how long should this take? She is 8 weeks today.