Re: new and in need of advice
Oh rats! If you're in the US, are you eligible for WIC? I believe some moms have success getting electric pumps from them.
unfortunately budget doesn't allow for me to purchase or hire a electric pump
All you really need is a bottle of milk or formula and some small-diameter plastic tubing (ask your LC what the right diameter is- IIRC it's like 1mm or something). You cut a hole in the bottle nipple, insert one end of the tube into the milk/formula inside, and the other end gets slipped into the baby's mouth while he's nursing. That allows the baby to suck milk from the bottle and the breast simultaneously.
I've read on a few others posts that some of you have fationed your own SNS and I'm thinking this may be an idea for myself but HOW?
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!"