Relactating after never really bf-ing
I don't even know if he'll take to breastfeeding but I am seeking advice as to whether I should even attempt this.
He never really latched on but I never really tried. The bottle just seemed easier. I've always hated that I couldn't....didn't....breastfeed. I also didn't get a lot of support from family and husband.
Hospital story, if you care: I had 16 hours of labor that resulted in a c-section. I was very adamant that I wanted to bf before I had my son but the c-section and pain drugs had me delerious for about 24 hours. Once I finally attempted to breastfeed, he screamed when I tried to put him to the breast. I had a nurse helping me but he didn't latch on. I was told to call a LC or LLL but just figured it'd be easier with formula.
I just quit my job a week ago so I'm around my son 24/7 if I want to attempt this, nothing will keep me from being there to try it with him.
Should I or am I just crazy? I'll try anything.
x-posted to breastfeeding. I got tons of support so I'm wondering if anyone else has done this? How do I begin relactating? Supplements? I've heard of specific teas and stuff but I'm just so used to trudging to the store for formula. I will say that even if I relactate and he refuses the breast, I'll be at peace if he takes ebm from a bottle.
Thanks, time for a diaper change!
ps-I'm not insured at the moment since I have quit my job. My son's insured under his dad, but that doesn't help, does it? So I'd say Rx drug help isn't gonna happen unless state agencies or LLL or something gives them away? :(