Oh big hugs Libby! I'm so sorry that breastfeeding is not going as you had planned. Wherever this journey takes you and sweet Lucia, she is a very loved little girl and that is all that matters. You are such an awesome mommy to both of your little ones! Hugs!
HUGS!!! I know this is hard! I couldnt breastfeed Jadon, one *** did produce and he was in the NICU. I was broken-hearted!!! I know how hard this pain is!!! SENDING A MILLION HUGS!!
Lots of Love,
Aww....I'm sorry that things aren't going as you'd hoped with the breastfeeding. I wasn't able to do that as well, but it all turned out just fine in the end. I know that doesn't fix the bummer feelings, but know that you're in my thoughts!!
Hugs to you!
Breastfeeding is hard.. BTDT!! (well, tried anyways.. my kids couldn't get enough either.. We did the fenugreek, reglan, extra pumping, supplemental nurser, ect.. One thing that did work for me was to try pumping one side while the baby was nursing on the other, that seemed to boost my supply quite a bit.. double stimulation I guess.. If you can't continue to nurse, don't feel bad.. You gave it a shot, and if it's interfering with you baby time, let it go! (in my opinion) I know how hard it is to do that, but sometimes it's best..
(( hugs)) ~Sarah~ PS. She's beautiful! :smile:
Oh Libby, what a bummer! i wish i had some great words of encouragement or something to fix the situation... just know that you really have done everything you can. don't let the breastfeeding blues consume you, and don't EVER let yourself think that you've let Lucia down. you are a great mommy!
thinking about you, and i love the picture!
Lucia is beautiful! Congratulations!
I am sorry for the breastfeeding difficulties. You are clearly doing everything possible to try to make it work, so don't beat yourself up if it doesn't. Just a thought...could you try switching pumps? I know that a lot of people who used the Medela Lactina (which is hospital grade pump) had issues with supply that got better when they switched to a different hospital grade pump (like the Symphony).
Libby, she's so CUTE!!! I have to tell you that I had difficulty breastfeeding mine. I pumped with both and then while I had a good supply with my second, my breastmilk was contributing to his jaundice, so I had to stop and do formula. You know, it's OKAY. I know that you are having those feelings, but try not to be too hard on yourself. She's here and she loves you very much no matter where or how her nutrients are coming to her:)
I have to agree on the pump. Medela Symphony model worked for me and I just rented from the hospital.
Enjoy her and take lots of pics with you in them too! I didn't get enough good pics of me with hair looking good/make-up with baby and I regret that now.
Love those little hands,
She is so beautiful Libby. I really feel like you could have written that blog for me. All you want is a healthy baby and then you have one and it when something such as bf doesn't go as planned it really gets you down. I did all those things as well and you are trying everything. I did the supplemental nursing system and i think that thing is awful.
My milk did eventually come 5 wks later. They found out I had poor circulation in my breasts. I have to say six months later of pumping for every feeding that I felt so focused and determined to get my body to do what I wanted it to do that I feel I missed out on some her being so little. It is sooo hard but try not to beat yourself up about it. You can always just do comfort nursing if you want and you will get the snuggle time. Sending you big hugs. I really really know how frustrating bf is.
Big hugs to you Libby. I hope that you are able to get it figured out.
Lucia is so beautiful!
She's beautiful! I'm so sorry that breastfeeding has proved difficult. Angel mommies should have nothing but easy roads ahead, it's unfair that things are difficult.
Just adding to the list of suggestions, contacted a lactation consultant or two (hey second opinions can't hurt).
I have to start by saying that I'm sorry you're having these nursing issues. It's not fair!!
I know how you're feeling. My plan for Kaitlyn when she was born was to nurse exclusively. Then she was early. I pumped and pumped. The lactation consultant told me to set a timer and just keep it up. It's a supply and demand thing. I had home access to a hospital pump and everything. Nothing I did seemed to really help. If I saved everything for a 12 hour period, I only got 1 oz. I was really disappointed and felt like a bad mom because I couldn't provide her with what should have come naturally. In the end, I had to use the formula full time. It's expensive, and although it wasn't what I wanted for her, it worked out.
I guess what I was trying to say is, "don't blame yourself." It's not your fault. Sometimes our bodies do things (and sometimes don't do things) that they should. Keep on tryin' and if you decide that it's just not working, don't be down on yourself, don't beat yourself up over it. You're doing what's best for Lucia.
Good luck!! I hope those boobies start crankin' it out :) She's beautiful, by the way. Just in case you haven't heard it enough!!!
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