My son was born a month early at 36 weeks. In the begininng I was bfing and pumping at the hospital. Well, when we came home I got baby blues pretty bad and just couldnt even find it in myself to try and latch him. So I was pumping instead and feeding him that. I didnt pump alot but when I did I was getting 3 oz from each breast. Then I just decided to stop.. So I went to formula. It has been 3 weeks since I stopped bfing or pumping. And I want to try again.
So, last night I rented a pump Medela Symphony. I have pumpped about 5 times so far, every 2-3 hours and just getting drops, but I seem to be getting more drops each session. I am also drinking Mothers Milk tea and taking Fenugreek (4 pills 3 times a day), and drinking as much water as I can. And even though I really dont have much milk besides drops right now, I am still putting my son to the breast and working on latching and letting him suck for a little while before I give him a bottle of formula.
Do you think it will take long to relactat after stopping for 3 weeks? I know it will be hard work and dedication but I am willing to try this. Any advice to speed up the process? Or am I pretty much doing all that I can?