Hi, everyone! I guess I am just in need of some encouragement from BTDT moms. Long story short, I believe in BF (did it with my 1st two and loved every second) and was excited to get to BF #3 (4 mo old tomorrow!). Due to GI issues, we have gone back and forth btw BF and various formulas, and when I finally felt that I had to give up BF, stopped pumping. Murphy's Law (though in a good way this time!) - the GI told us last week we could return to whatever food source we wanted, woo hoo!
It was 3.5 weeks since I had BF and so I am trying to relactate. I am using a hospital pump (6 or more pumps a day, 15-20 min each along with massage), tincture and capsules of lactate support herbs, offering breast to baby as often as possible, etc.
So I guess my questions are these:
-has anyone else successfully relactated?
-how long did it take you to relactate?
-is it realistic to hope I can EBF again? (Day 1 of pumping I got 3mL and have been doubling each day)
-any tips you have to offer?
Thank you so much!!