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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Question someone please help me!

    I had my son about 2 weeks ago. I was bf him so well.. we supplemented, but honestly he didnt care if we gave him a bottle or not. Well, due to sleeping issues (he would be so sleepy he'd only eat on one side for 10 minutes and not want to eat anymore, wake up a hour later and want to eat again, it was driving me nuts) and me getting worried about him not getting enough to eat, I decided to stop bf him and go with formula. I miss bf him so badly! Can I still try to get him back to bf? He has only been on formula for 2 days..
    I tried to bf him yesterday but I was so engorged that he kept choking on my milk
    How do I get the milk out so he can eat again? I had a breast pump (that didnt work for crap) and now I lost a piece so I cant even use that! I feel so bad.. I have cried to my husband everyday since and I just can not stop feeling so guilty and let down.. I want to feed him again!
    Is it possible? What can I do!? Please someone help me.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Not around here as much :(

    Default Re: someone please help me!

    I posted on your other thread mama It can be done Its not too late
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Default Re: someone please help me!

    You can express some milk by hand before offering the breast. Also, you can wait for your milk to let down, then express into a wash cloth and allow him to eat after the spray stops.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    New Orleans, LA

    Default Re: someone please help me!

    It's not too late at all. It's supply and demand, empty the breast by nursing and pumping and your body will start to make more.

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