I'm ashamed to admit this but I stopped breastfeeding my son almost a week ago. It was due to the stress in my life. I was,and still am going thru a very rough spot in my life. I'm dealing with depression also. I stopped offering the breast,and gave him a bottle of formula instead.
About 4 days into this I had a moment of "what the heck am I doing" and put him to the breast. He took to it,no problem but unfortunately there was very little milk for him. He wont nurse if there's nothing coming out. And I think that's because he knows he can get food from the bottle. When I was exclusively bf him I did offer him EBM in a bottle since I will be going back to work soon.
I pumped this morning and was able to get an ounce and half out of my left breast and then 15cc's out of my right. I'm using a Medela Pump in style but looking into renting a Lactina again if it would help better than the PIS. So I guess my question to you all is.. what is my chances at a succcessful relactation?
Once my milk supply is back I think he will take to the breast again. I started feeling really horrible about the way he was reacting to formula and cant bear to feed him the stuff. He's so constipated and miserable. Never had those problems when he was on mommy milk. I would appreciate any advice you can give. Thank you.
BTW, I will be getting in contact with my LC at our hospital but honestly I'm ashamed to admit I did this so I'm hesistant. I feel like such a jerk.
*ETA-My baby is 10 wks old and nursed for 9 weeks prior to me stopping.