I will try and keep this short. :) DD1 nursed 4 years. DD2 weaned herself @ 2.5 when I was pregnant with DD3. DD3 has some health issues. We initially thought it stemmed from severe allergies 2 months of TEDs and chasing other things, a month on Neocate pumping around the clock, and Drs Drs Drs. She has seem many specialists, has has tons of tests and procedures. Without launching into the entire thing, for an unknown reason, she doesnt break down anything. Breastmilk makes her violently sick, hypoallergenic formula does the same. Neocate works. And taste of any solid food makes her sick. She has severe reflux and delayed emptying problems as well. Anyway, a couple months ago, after 4-5 months of pumping, starving, beating myself up, with absolutely NO resolution, I quit pumping. The time to do that was taking a toll on my already strained toddler's well-being. I think it was the right choice at that time. Now she is nearly 7 months old, exclusively on Neocate, still unable to tolerate any food or formula besinde Neocate. On some meds to help the delayed emptying and reflux but they cause sides that are not good either. I am a bit disillusioned that I do not have an answer yet. Everyone hopes we can keep her thriving and hope one day it fixes itself. They continue to test and chase.
Since I now know that her intolerance is to everything, and not just something in my milk specifically, I am thinking I would like to try relactating, cut out the big 8 allergens, and see what happens. Part of me feels like it is a LOT of work for something that is 90% likely to fail, based on mass amounts of trials in the past. But for my soul, I need to do it. So I am hoping for advice....
1) I have not nursed or pumped for almost 3 months.
2) I can't express any milk, as I started back on BC pills after I quit, so it dried up quickly. I have quit BC pills the last couple weeks.
1) She still latches like a champ when I tried a couple times this last week, and sometimes when I am sound asleep she will latch on and try to nurse. So I do not have to battle that.
2) Prior to quitting 3 months ago, I had some kind of milk supply for almost 3 years non-stop, so my body is used to lactating, lol.
3) I have a hospital grade pump
4) I own a SNS
SO, how do I do it?????