on the off chance any of you have used the NT/ WAPF formula recipe, care to share how it worked for you?
So to prevent judgement...
I had a breast reduction when I was 19, I could not bf my first, and I tried, I pumped 10+ times a day, 15-20 mins each time for 4 months, and got nothing. We even battled a FUBARed latch from DD being in the NICU. Anyhow we moved on to formula, sadly.
With DS, he had a beautiful latch, but lost weight with every nursing session 'cause I had no milk, I didn't pump as long or as diligently because I didn't have the time, but I never got anything, just enough to wet a nipple.
So this time I will not beat myself up, if I am lucky enough to have any milk I will rejoice, but it's unlikely. (although I've had colostrum since 17 weeks, but that means very little). I will seek out donor breast milk, but I don't think I'll be able to rely on it.
DS has dairy issues and I wonder if being on awful formula contributed, and it looks like DD has some too, and she was on formula as well, both had issues with formula, esp the commercial organic ones, interestingly. (both did better without the added DHA and ARA)
so I am researching homemade formulas, I feel confident this is a good option, but I'm looking for folks who've used it and their experiences with it.