Of course I need to join this thread!
I've had a horrible pregnancy from the start. I am hypothyroid with asthma and allergies. I had gallbladder removal surgery at 22 weeks of the pregnancy. I was 4 days overdue and because I'd had a broken tailbone in the past, I had HORRIBLE back labor and was just plain miserable, begging for induction. I tried all the natural remedies to get things going and nothing worked.
When I did go into labor, I labored FAST. They asked me, during a contraction, how I intended to feed. I remember screaming "bottle! bottle!" but honestly felt so bad after I said it and the contraction came down. I even eventually latched her in the hospital. At 7 cm, I was begging for an epidural and actually got it. An hour or so later, i started vomiting profusely and my blood pressure dropped and they lost Amaya's heart rate. They all rushed in and eventually stabilized us but in the end she was face-up. I got to 9 cm and she slid back to 7 cm. I had to get an unplanned C-section.
She had meconium so they did vigorous suctioning of her.
I had her at 5:08 and didn't get to even touch her until 7:30 because I was so drugged and the NICU had her, then they gave her those horrid shots, bathed her, etc. At least my husband stayed by her side the whole time.
So they had her on RTF formula in the hospital, sent us home with powder. put her on Enfamil Lipil without asking me. That was the beginning of our trouble.
Now I'm trying to increase my supply, get her to latch (horrible task!), etc. I've had some horrible LC's advising me but i've kept it up and am starting to get enough now to give her a bottle every couple of days of it.