Hi ladies! Welcome to the Lactation Station! This is a daily/weekly update thread for the relactating mama's on this board! Feel free to update daily or weekly. This thread will run from Sunday to Saturday. I will create a new thread every Sunday.
Note to Mods - I hope this is okay!
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Age of DC: 5 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: 19 days
Means of Relactation (ie, pumping, nursing, herbs, etc.):
Pumping every 2-4 hours, manual expression, herbs (More Milk Plus), considering ordering Domperidone tomorrow.
Progress thus Far: I pump/manually express about 1/4 oz first thing in the morning and about half that each time during the day. After 4 days, I've collected almost 3/4 oz and am hoping to get to at least 1 oz before I have to feed it to DS. I would LOVE for him to have a full breastmilk feeding but I don't know if I can get that much more milk in 4 days!
Complications (ie, breast surgery, flat nipples, PPD etc): Flat nipple on right side and severe PPD (on meds now)
Feelings about Progress: Some days are worse than others. Some days it's too much work and I hate that I'm doing this but I don't know where I'd be if I wasn't!
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: I would not be this far without all the wonderful ladies here. You guys have been my main support (DH supports but he hasn't been there to be able to give me good advice or anything). I am hoping and praying that all you ladies are doing well!
Other (Topic not listed already): N?A
I may also start an introduction thread but I haven't decided yet.
Thanks ladies! I hope this weekly thread becomes a big hit!! I LOVE hearing from all the other mama's here who are having success and who are still plugging along in hopes of success soon!
<<HUGS>> to everyone!!!