Well I'm so disappointed in myself. My DS is now 4.5 weeks old. I started out great in the hospital but by day two his latch wasn't very good and both breasts were sore and bleeding. So I ended up giving formula. I did some pumping but not on any routine. My MIL is in town with us and will be for another two weeks and SHE is very uncomfortable with breastfeeding and it intimidated me so I gave into her proding and pressure to bottle feed.
Last night DS had a spit up during the night that soaked my nightgown so I took it off and held him against my skin. He inched his way down and found my breast so I helped him just latch on. I think I got it right because I had no pain what so ever and he was sucking pretty good.
I really want to try and get back to BF him again, at least half and half. Since I'm not that far away from the birth I still have milk when I manually express and when he cries sometimes I leak. I also know how to increase my supply by pumping, taking herbs etc.
Do you think that putting him on the breast at night will help get us back on track? He's mostly sleeping at one of my feeds (the late night 10:45 feed) and I could probably coax him into suckling at the breast to stimulate them. During the day is my challenge. Like I said my MIL is very anti-BF and I really don't want to change her opinion or press the issue, especially since she will be gone soon.
What can I do in the mean time? I think I can sneak away during his naps to pump for 10-15 minutes but I have a 3 year old too and my MIL is less interested in interacting with her then the baby (sad I know).
Once she is gone I plan on just doing tons of skin to skin, plenty of nursing and letting him suckle etc as well as pumping but right now I don't want to lose my hormones and ability to try and relactate as much as possible.