Please help wanting to relactate !!!!!!!!

Thankop - posted on 08/08/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am a mom of three my first two I really wanted to breastfeed...but didn't have the guidance of how to...I lived with my in laws and they are not a fan of breastfeeding becus the wanted me to go to work..(I work for them at that time I was very young 19 years old) they would tell me no don't breastfeed formula is good.....you don't hae milk and the hospital where I had them they don't want to help they have formula right away when I gave birth ....to make the story short....I just had a son in may 2013... I breasfeed my child right away...becus after all I've been through I learned...at first he didn't latch on but then he latched on really good a day after....so I breastfeed him after but he would cry all the time during the three days we were in the hospital so here comes my inlaws would laugh at me saying u don't have milk just give him formula I was like no but when my baby keep crying I gave in n gave him formula becus try won't leave me alone...so when we came home I fed him breast milk again on n off he still cries after so my inlaws again tell me u don't have milk your starving him.....I did all I can do on n off fed him breast milk formula I was so confused sad and depressed....I stopped breasfeed and got a pump I pump like 1 oz on both sides and give it to my son alreast every little counts the my supply drop pumping less n less I became more sad and cried so I finally gave only formula it's been 3 to for weeks after living in sadness that I can't breastfeed finally I was talking to my neighbor she told me wow your son is gaining good weight I told her thanks she said u musy have good milk I broke into tears and told her no its all formula....and she told my why why didn't u breasfeed ...so I told her my story ....so she told me go get help ....u can breasfeed again she tod me to take mothers mlik plus and fernugreek I was so scared becus I don't want to harm my child ....so I ask his pediatrician and she said I can relactate....drink mother love milk plus and keep feeding pumping ...and cone in to see her after a week ....I am still undesisive becus I don't know if those pills might harm my child....I talked over with my inlaws and they say that my breast milk is no longer good n there's no point...please can someone help me I really want to breastfeed

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Natasha - posted on 08/08/2013

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If your child's pediatrician tells you its ok then I'm sure it is safe, and even if you don't produce enough milk you could breastfeed then give him a little formula after, there is nothing wrong with it, I had to do this with my son because I wasn't producing enough either. But as far as breast pumps go, the electric medela pump works the best

Thankop - posted on 08/08/2013

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I have the medella pump in style my sis bought me the brand Gaia fenugreek pill form what brand of feNUGREEK do u take

Alicia - posted on 08/08/2013

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Fenugreek and domperidone.
Fenugreek is very, very safe. But you must take enough that your own sweat starts to smell like maple syrup. For me this was roughly 12 capsules twice a day.
Domperidone can be obtained in Canada. Mild side effects have been reported.
Hospital grade pump.

Thankop - posted on 08/08/2013

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yes I try to give him the breast as much as possible he takes it somtimes he would suck on it for comfort like 10 min I try not to give him the breast when he's really hungry cus then he screams and cries I also when he sleeps put on my bare chest and him On my chest and him ony diapers n sleep with him .....I hope this would help me relactate faster....I feel somtimes tingling in my breast I hope that its becus of milk making

Michelle - posted on 08/08/2013

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Pumping isn't the best way to increase your supply as a baby is better at draining the breast. The more you feed the more you will produce so maybe at each feed give him the breast first so he get your supply up. You can give him formula after until your supply is sufficient.

Thankop - posted on 08/08/2013

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Thanks I finally took the pills today before I took the pills I would pump a teaspoon full and hand expressed and get another teaspoon full my baby still latches on but then cries becus there's no milk but I give him whatever I pump and hand express and let him suck for as long as he wants ...praying and praying ..

Enna - posted on 08/08/2013

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His pediatrician wouldn't recommend something that would harm him. And once you get back to being able to breastfeed you don't have to keep taking it. I highly recommend that you do it. Breast milk is the best thing you can give your baby.

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