Have you ever checked out the book Nursing Mothers Herbal??? Fantastic resource I thought I'd pass along!!! Great info about increasing milk!!! All the best,
post #41 of 135
6/14/04 at 4:16pm
Originally Posted by Steph1
I wish I would've found this forum 5 wks ago. I stopped BFing then (my son is 8 wks). 2nd baby, same story- no engorgement, pump 1/2 oz with good pump. At least this one didn't get dehydrated because we started supplementing in the hospital under LCs guidance. It was so frustrating and time-consuming pumping, nursing, bottlefeeding, and trying the SNS (not to speak of also mothering a 3 yr old) that I finally quit. I felt like I was spending more time with the equipment than with my baby. If I had read your posts I might've continued comfort nursing. I don't feel like a failure when I'm bottle-feeding, I feel like one when I'm nursing. I thought about relactating, but the effort involved seems impossible, plus I've started taking Lamisil tablets and I don't think they're compatible with BF. I know I'm a good mom: I wanted nothing more than to exclusively nurse my babies for extended time. I'm angry, feeling guilty, and betrayed by my body. Because I've been through this before I thought I was OK with all this. I'm feeling sad now. Any support, encouragement would be helpful. Thanks!
P.S. Unlike some other members, I hated the SNS- it was hard enough to get him to latch on correctly to me, much less with the tube in his mouth, then most of the time I wouldn't have it positioned right, so I had to squeeze it adn then it would leak all over me. After 20 minutes, he would only have drank half of what he needed to, so I would have to bottle feed the rest of it. The SNS sounds great in theory, but I thought "you try sucking through this tiny tube, and tell me how easy it is!"