I have been pumping (religiously) since the beginning of January, however, I'm still not getting ANY milk. Maybe like some in the breast shield thing that goes on the pump, but nothing further than that. ): So I got a Lact-Aid hoping that he'd latch on with it. But he still screams and pushes my breast away. Tips?
We have been sleeping skin to skin and doing lots of mommy-baby holding and contact and stuff. We co-bathe. I am taking Fenugreek, Vitex (the lady at the vitamin shoppe requested it), Standard Process Symplex F and Mammary PMG (recommended by my gmas doctor whose daughter was also relactating) and prenatals. I have a double miPump by First Years and am slowly starting to get the hang of hand expression. I power pump at least 3 times a day and I pump every couple of hours, longest is every four hours, because I'm horrible at watching clocks. LOL. Also eating lots of oatmeal and drinking lots of water.
I'm doing all this and nothing. I stopped smoking a while ago, so I know thats not effecting it. I feel like all this work and for nothing! My parents laugh at me (I live with them, teen mommy) and everyone around me keeps telling me its not going to happen. I've been ignoring them and kind of just shrugging it off but it's starting to get to me. I NEED TIPSSS D;
I just have this feeling that once he latches on, things will start getting a lot better a lot sooner. ): He's eight months old now and stopped nursing right as he turned five months old, so it has been a while but I've been pumping for about a month too. I pumped some in December, but I didn't stick to a schedule. =/
So anyone know how I could help him get back? Tried a nipple shield and he wasn't having it. He just wanted to play with it. LOL.