I am not sure if I belong in the *relactating* side anymore, but this is where I want to update!
I have been getting about 12 oz of BM a day with Hand expression. But I couldn't get him to eat it from me.
for 5 days he refused me
So Today I started a sort of nursing marathon I am calling it. NO bottles at all.
He had a bottle at 3 am this morning but that was it. this morning I nursed him.
then expressed 2.5 oz. (usually I get at least 5.5 oz in the morning so I know he ate good)
then we napped and that is when i decided to do this
he had ate off of me all day, at first he struggled a bit but now is doing great at accepting me. even taking my right breast with the capsular contraction that is harder to latch too. I just want to get this to work. and it's been 2 months now, so i figure i need to just go for it . so we are !
just at 4:30 this afternoon I gave him about an oz from a dropper. It was MUCH easier then I thought that would be! but it worked!
he has still been a happy smily boy all day!
I really hope this helps either a. build my supply up enough
but MAINLY i want him to nurse from me and so far so good!
any other advice? the only dificult part is keeping my almost 2 year old busy while we are stuck inside but he is doing well as well!
where is everyone else at as well? any updates?
thanks for the help and support!