Re: BF problems since birth now exclusivley pumping problems
Welcome and congratulations on the new baby! I'm so sorry you've had such a rough start with her. But it's awesome that you've continued to give breastfeeding a go.
Now, the best thing you can do longterm to help get breastfeeding back on track is to get your baby back to the breast. And while there are no guarantees, it may be possible to get her to latch on and nurse again. This link covers all the ways I know of to get a baby back to the breast: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html Don't underestimate the value of skin-to-skin contact! Many babies who are hard-core breast refusers will surprise their moms by nursing when they are relaxed! I also strongly recommend going to see a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. Sometimes hands-on help makes all the difference.
Increasing milk supply is something you can do at any time. And you're going about it the right way- however you will get better results with better equipment, so I would definitely rent the hospital-grade pump. I used a Medela Lactina when I needed to increase supply, and it was a hundred times better than the Ameda Purely-Yours I started out with. Here are some more useful links:
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