I am looking for suggestions. Nothing negative please. I had my DS this past Sunday. I decided to formula feed because I was not successful BF my DD (now 2 1/2). She did not latch right, even with a nipple shield, constantly fell asleep at the breast and we couldn't hear her swallowing. After visiting a lactation consultant, she suggested I pump after every time I put her on the breast. I tried that and exclusively pumping but never got more then 1-1/2oz per day total. After a month I was so stressed from no sleep I gave up. Now with DS my breasts are very encouraged and painful. A feeling I never had with DD, even after I stopped BF. I am not really interested in offering the breast at this point but I am wondering if I pumped a couple of times per day if I would at least get a bottle or two to offer in addition to the formula we are using. Is it possible my breasts would make more milk this time? Anyone had similar experience? Thank you.View Thread
I am curious to read some replies to this. I was not successful with BF my DD due to what I believed was low supply at the time. I am due to give birth to my second any day now and can't decide whether or not to try BF again. I pumped with DD in an attempt to increase my milk and still only got 1/2 ounce total. Hoping things will be different this time around.View Thread
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