Hello again! I just wanted to pop in and say thanks to everyone who replied to my post the other night. I'm a FTM and this bfing thing is so foreign to me and we were having so much trouble. I never did make it back online to actually reply to the posts.
Anywho, LO is 4 days old today and I am already exclusively pumping. On mobile, but insert sadface here!. She just would. not. latch. It was stressing us both out so bad and no one was getting any sleep, she was hungry all the time, and I felt like a huge failure as a mother. So as long as she's getting breast milk, I am ok with bottles I guess!
Anyone else start pumping this early? I really have no idea how much she should actually be eating. We will talk about it at her pedi appt Friday, but for now I am giving her an ounce every 3 hours. She stays satisfied and is having enough wet and dirty diapers, so I'm not going to worry too much about it right now.
I am not even sure if my milk is "in". I don't know how much I should expect to be able to pump or what changes signal this happening. I did start taking fenugreek and drinking mothers milk tea today.
No real point to this post other than to say hi and check in. I admire every single mom who breast feeds. I truly did not realize how much of a challenge it would be!