My dughter is 10 weeks old today. She was almost exclusivly breast feed her first week. I had a tubal ligation right after she was born and she was in neonatal ICU for several hours right after birth. her first feeding was formula, but the next was breast feeding, and for her first week, mostly was brest milk.
After that my tubal ligation got infected and I went on antibiotics. At first I was on keflix and was told I could continue breastfeeding, but the pain associated with the infection made it difficult to breastfeed as much and my production dropped. The keflix did not clear the infection and after a trip to the ER, I was prescribed Levaquin. At that point I was told no more breastfeeding, so I acepted that and went to formula only.
She has done well with formula and is actually eating ceral from a spoon (I gave birth to a little piglet!!).
Yesterday morning My husband and I did not want to get out of bed, so after she was feed, we just layed in bed with her and my 8 year old son playing with them both...typical weekend morning. Well, my duaghter was laying on my chest and "rooted" her way through the neck opening of my gown, found a nipple and latched on! I have not nursed her since she was 3 weeks old! My milk never completely dried up...up until a day or two ago I could still squeeze a drop or two out and actually had it "spray" out a little. I was amazed that Ari nursed for about 5 minutes and seemed to be gettting milk out. I have not been able to get more than a drop or two out since then (although I have tried every few hours).
This seemed so comforting for her and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I was wondering how easy it would be for me to start nursing her again (some). I work full time, and would not be able to pump constantly. I will have to drive to my husband's office to have a place to pump. Would it be possible to get my production back up to the point that I could nurse her once or twice a day and maybe more during the weekend? I ordered some of the herbs mention on this board and am going to go today and see if I can find them locally.
Any advice would be appreciated!