I thought I would start an update thread for us relactating mama's. This would make us all easier to find if someone has questions. Plus, the extra support is always great right?? I was thinking we could update maybe once a week or once a month...? Some thought on that maybe?
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Age of DC: 4 and a half months
Biological or Adopted: Biological
Number of babies breastfed in the past: None - this is my 1st child
Reason for Relactation: Regret for not breastfeeding as a newborn and he has reflux and the ped and my IBCLC think breastmilk would really help him with it.
Days/Months into Relactation Process: 10 days
Means of Relactation (ie, pumping, nursing, herbs, etc.):
Pumping every 2-4 hours, manual expression, herbs (More Milk Plus), considering Domperidone in a few weeks if the herbs continue not to help.
Progress thus Far: Progress has been a little slow... Still getting nothing with the pump but I manually express some before and after I pump to remove what little milk I do have. I'm up half a cup size and continually getting larger and larger (lactation tissue forming) so I'm hoping that means something.
Complications (ie, breast surgery, flat nipples, PPD etc): Flat nipple on left side and severe PPD (on meds now)
Feelings about Progress: Some days are worse than others. It's a bit depressing to not see changes yet. But I know that it's a slow process and it will all come in due time if I work hard enough at it.
Goals (Short and Long Term): Short term: Supplment some of DS's formula feedings with breastmilk. Long Term: I would love to be EBF by Christmas so that I can let this cat out of the bag to my family! If not EBF (at current, he won't latch) then I hope to have him on EBM only.
Comments: This board has been great for my support. I appreciate all the support ladies! Thanks a bunch for the love!
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