Re: Should I Try??
Yes, of course I do! I won't kid you, it may mean some hard work on your part. But breastmilk is worth the price!!!
Do you think I should give it a try?
Yes, it can be done without a pump but it may be harder. You may want to contact WIC- they do give out pumps to qualifying moms. And even if you do drop some money on a pump, it's going to be cheaper than a year's worth of formula.
Can it be done without a pump as I can't afford one?
Will your baby latch on if you offer the breast? If so, just offering the breast before bottle-feeding may bring your supply back. If you're not co-sleeping, you may want to start: many babies who will not nurse during the day will do so at night when they are relaxed and too sleepy to fight.
Just tell him. "Honey, I am going to nurse this baby and I am going to need your support in order to do it. It's okay if you think that's crazy- but I need you to not say that to me right now. I need you to be my rock and help me reach my goal."
Also if I decide to, how to I tell my husband - he isn't a b/feeding fan and will think I'm totally crazy....
You can do it!!!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"