My milk took a while to come in this time. I started drinking infusions and teas to aid lactation. Has anyone recommended anything like this? I also remember someone mentioning that nutritional yeast can bring on the milk, I think because of the B vitamins but not sure. Hope you are able to work it out in a way that feels good to you!
I know RRL tea is supposed to be helpful with milk production too. Jnajla, I would continue to try for a bit longer and maybe try some of those things that are supposed to help with bringing up your production. Don't stress too much. Just do your best and whatever happens happens. I would recommend looking into homemade formula - like the ones listed on Weston A. Price's website or in Nourishing Traditions cookbook over commercial formula if you end up needing to go that route.
Don't give up. I know how hard it can be. With my first it took a month or so to get things straightened out. Make sure also that you are getting enough lying around/rest time to aid your recovery. This page has links to make more milk hypnosis meditations, as well as ideas for coping with your very normal feelings of discouragement.
What ever you decide to do is best for you and sweet E mama, and remember, there's no perfect way to do anything and all that matters is you do what works best for you both. Just wanted to share our success story
Hugs mama ❤
Is Easton in the NICU? I didn't think he was but I could be mistaken. Oh and even at 13 weeks old while exclusively pumping I could still only get 2-4 pet breast at each session pumping every 3 hours. She started nursing during week 14 just as I was about to give up because it consumes your whole life but we figured it out ❤ and you guys will too.
Neat article on night time breastfeeding... http://breastfeedchicago.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/5-cool-things-no-one-ever-told-you-about-nighttime-breastfeeding/
Stuff I didn't know. :) I did kinda figure I got more sleep than a formula feeder though since all I do once things are established is hook the baby up to the pump and doze.