Hello. I joined this community to get help/support in relactating.
My baby was weaned early at 6wks and now is 4 months. I have decided to try to relactate and the LC at the pediatricians office gave me a couple of Medela Starter SNS and a breast pump (Ameda Purely Yours) to help aid in the process.
I tried the SNS but my daughter refuses to latch on and just screams. Managing a screaming child and a tube taped to your boob is a bit difficult. So, I'm focusing on pumping right now with the intent to try the latch on again soon.
My question is, at what cycle/vacuum should I start with? I got some new valves for the pump and tested it out by pumping 15 minutes and afterward my left breast was sore, so I think I was pumping at too high a level. Any idea what is a good starting point?
Also, after the 15 minutes, I did have a couple or three drops (though they didn't fall) from each breast. Is this a good sign that it may not take as long as I thought it might?