Thanks for the replys. It sounds like there is a chance I could have a good experience again. I would try to feed the baby every 3 hours or so, if they refused, pumped a bit off so I could keep my supply, then I started pumping so much, that when I would stop, my supply dwindled to nothing, one of the babies suck was so weak I think. The other baby couldnt latch properly, I was in the hospital with mastitis so I just pumped till 5 -6 weeks and then put her on formula, I also had a traumatic birth with hemmorhaging and postpartum depression majorly bad at that time.
I think both of my last two had at least partially tight frenulem, but not really tounge tie. I have a tight frenulem, thats never been cut, but I nursed from my momma for 9 months and I dont have speech difficulty.
I think the smaller nipples that go flat also make it harder to stimulate a strong suck on an almost pre-term infant. I have hopes that the Supple Cups will elongate and enlarge my nipples and help them stay out permantly. I read to start at 37 weeks.
Also I have alot of problems with mastitis and plugged ducts, and was on 3 antibiotic courses for mastitis before going to the hospital for IV antibiotics last time ...... Ive did alot of research. (I cant take Lechithin because of depression tendencies) and if I start natural treatments at the first twinge and follow like an antibiotic protocol for 7 to 10 days I believe this can be taken care of at home. Also cranberry capsules, bromelain, and high dose and/or special probiotics. (L. fermentum, L salivarious, Reuteri) are said to help treat and/or prevent plugged ducts and mastitis.
Also, My birth plan last time I had my daughter at my breast for the 1st hour or so, skin to skin, fresh from my womb! So I know that is a good start. Another thing I want to do this time, is keep my baby skin to skin at my breast in a sling or in my dress almost 24 hours a day as much as possible for the first couple weeks, or as long as needed until breastfeeding problems are over They say that research shows that by keeping baby skin to skin, the baby breastfeeds better ect... and lets you know when it needs to eat ect when its sleepy. Sounds good to me!!!!!!