I am hoping to hear some positive stories on relactating. My story so far...
DD2 born very good delivery, 2.5 hour labour, just gas and air. Started breastfeeding straight away, but after 5 days gave up due to cracked bleeding nipples despite seeking help from midwives who assured me i was doing it right. I then expressed for the next 5 days but stopped that too as it was such a faff.
DD2 is now a month old and has been on the bottle for 3 weeks.
Regretted the decision ever since, and have been doing a lot of reading about relactating, and a lovely woman from the LLL sent me some great info on how to build my supply back up.
I currently am pumping every 2-3 hours (if I can as I have a toddler), putting my daughter to my breast before she has a bottle (though she seems to get annoyed by this as there;s no milk), then feeding her which in itself takes about an hour, then an hour to settle her, so feel like I am feeding/pumping all the time.
I know it will be worth it once I've broken through this barrier, Im on day 3 of relactating, and have gone from producing a drop of milk to maybe a teaspoon, though this varies.
Please post your stories or if you are currently trying to re-establish your milk supply, I could really do with some support/someone to talk to to help motivate me!