Trials of breastfeeding
I have many entries in my head of stuff I want to write an tell you guys about. However this entry is going to be about my main trouble at the moment.
When Little man was first born I was 100% breastfeeding. I wanted skin to skin within the first hour like all my classes said we should do and thought I did well the first few real times I tried feeding him. I told the great news to the lactation consultant. I later learned that most of that time he was asleep on my boob. He has been very sleepy during feedings and is just starting to be a bit more awake.
After the first day he developed jaundice because of my abo incompatibility (I have a negative blood type an he is positive). He also wasn’t peeing so we started him on some formula to supplement. I would try the boob and then he would get formula. Soon after we also added pumping for 20 minutes. It’s a long process especially when I’m doing it every three hours.
Anyways we keep waiting for my milk to come in because we are hopeful once that happens he will be more interested an breastfeed more. However with my pcos I’m not sure when/if it’s going to come in. Friday will be 5 days after he is born so I’m hoping very soon. When I pump I get a very tiny bit of white liquid/moisture but that’s about it after twenty minutes with a double electric pump.
I know I should be just happy he’s here and that feeding him just formula is ok and he will still be fine. However it’s just another thing in the long line of stuff that didn’t go as planned – IF, being induced, having a c-section etc. I just hope things straighten out soon. If not I will be calling the lc again.
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