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Heather , momma to ' Parker- 10, Carlee- 7 and our baby Genevieve Faith - 8-27-10
Mommy to my amazing 6 yr old dd, we , and 27 weeks and have been sick the whole time so far, grrrrr!!!!!!!
To be honest, I didn't think about what I was going to feed my daughter when I was pregnant, I was just praying that I would be able to carry her until she could breath on her own.
When she was born the nurse asked me if I wanted to breastfeed, and I said yes..it just felt natural. I didn't research or anything.
The LC from the hospital came in and said it wouldn't be a good idea since I was on Mag-sulf drip and b/p meds. I was sad but honestly knew no better, she was in the nicu and I was not allowed to get out of bed for 24 hours. My stupid b/p didn't want to come down and I was on them for 6 weeks post partem with b/ps still in the 200's. I still had plenty of milk 6 weeks post partum and wanted to breastfeed, she was on SOY formula at the time and was starting to have reflux probs etc..
She would not latch...she didn't know how. I took her to the ped to discuss this and she told me that "babies won't eat what will hurt them" and that she has food allergies, and she needs to be on a hypoallergenic formula. I believed her: : . And I'm still mad at myself. The hypoallergenic formula did NOT help her, and I tried to relactate for 4 months, hospital grade pump, took fenugreek, reglan..still only drops:
I returned the pump a month ago, but still have drops. And I'm sad about the whole thing. Now another thing I found out from the lc when i was trying to relactate is that I could have breastfed while taking the b/p meds. that they did not cross the barrier
my daughter is on alimentum formula, I feed her as I would if I were nursing the best I can, we use a playtex slow flow and I hold her close.
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