Melinda - posted on 10/18/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
Okay, all you wonderful breastfeeding gurus out there! I have a question that I haven't been able to find any information on, let alone an answer to....
First some background. I was induced with my first son at 38 weeks and ended up with an emergency C-section due to infant distress. My milk never really came in and we were forced to supplement with formula. He quit nursing completely at 4 months. My second son was born at 36 weeks 5 days (after my water broke unexpectedly), again, via C-section.
Since my milk never dried up after my first and I went into labor on my own, my theory is that this is why breastfeeding went so well the second time around. I am now 20 weeks with our third, my milk just now dried up, and I'm scheduled to have another c-section in late February. How can I make sure that my milk is ready to feed my child when he/she is born even though my body won't know the baby is coming yet? I really want avoid a repeat of the first failed experience and have another positive experience like my second! Please, please help!