For those who are planning to pump to build a freezer stash for returning to work, when are you going to start adding in a pumping session or two?I can't remember when I started this last time.
@Ivorytower2 I did for about 2 ounces a day at 4-5 days pp just to take the edge off because I was so engorged. I haven't since then though but @mecoats suggestion sounds like a good one. @NurseMama I think someone else did recommend it, I need to ge on that! Did you have any experience with the little shield cups that collect milk to compare or just the haakaa pump?
@BaylieGirl my LO had to have some supplemental bottle in day 4 before my milk was in. She had a great latch to the boob & the hospital LC & nurse had no concerns with her having a pacifier or bottles. I was terrified about nipple confusion & we have had zero issues. Her grandma gave her a bottle of pumped milk yesterday & it also went great. She definitely prefers boob!I am officially leaky now. Time to bust out the box of pads...
@kjd291thank you for your kind words and prayers - definitely need the prayers. @Cbeanz - I'm home now. I had a follow up today with my ob and she said the infection is still really severe and doubled the number of days I'm on the antibiotics now. The medicine is really killing my stomach. They said to keep pumping. One doctor said hourly the other said every two hours. Idk which one to believe. I think hourly may engorge me eventually and it's painful to think about - but it'll boost supply. I do every two hours now so no difference. When the doctor saw me today she wasn't the one on call in the ER over the weekend - she said "THIS is considered better?" I need to go back again for another recheck next week. If the infection starts to show any sign of getting worse again - increased redness/swelling/new lumps/fevers she wants me to go back to the hospital for more IV antibiotics. @longliveregina - you're sooo right about pumping being hard. I'm hoping you're right and once everything clears up I return to normal. My mother in law brought me homemade cupcakes to help cheer me up. I wish my husband were home so I could just cry and self wallow some. I only have three more weeks off work to really fix this mess.
Ughhh guys, so my nipples were abused from the first few days- horrible blisters and excruciating pain, so I gave in and used the shield for a few days so they could heal and not get infected. All healed up now, but now baby won't latch without the shield. She was latching just fine up until I used one. What do I do?
Me: 26 Hubs: 28
Baby Girl: 3/22/2017