I had my son on two days ago... and my milk supply still has not come in.... i'm pumping... and formula feeding, I was just waiting on my supply to come in to start pumping.. except it's not coming in.... how long could it take to come in?!
Curious....why aren't you feeding from the breast?
Unless your baby is in the NICU or something and you don't have access to him, STOP giving formula and quit pumping. Just nurse. He does not need any formula. It's normal for it to take a few days for your milk to come in, I think mine took like 4 days.
if you give baby formula now, when your milk does come in, you may not have enough to feed him to satisfaction. milk is made by sucking, the more the baby nurses, the more milk you will make. its the whole supply and demand thing. quit the formula yesterday and just get him on the breast your milk will come any day now.
I have hang ups about breast feeding.... I don't know why... so I was going to pump every two hours...but my supply isn't coming in.
I might try breast feeding, I tried it before and it felt weird to me... or different... but he seems to try to go that direction... maybe I should try.
Quoting Baby_Majick:" I might try breast feeding, I tried it before and it felt weird to me... or different... but he seems to try to go that direction... maybe I should try."
It won't hurt to try it. It's an amazing experience. If you can't do it, you can't. Then you can go back to pumping. But it's way easier than pumping, lol trust me.
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" It won't hurt to try it. It's an amazing experience. If you can't do it, you can't. Then you can go back to pumping. But it's way easier than pumping, lol trust me."
Thanks i'll give it a try.
I haven't read anyone else's replies, but my with my first it took 5 days to come in. In my opinion, baby isn't ready for a full tummy yet...breastfeeding is all about supply and demand and your little one needs the colostrum more than a full tummy. For sure stop the formula...and stop pumping. Just let baby nurse as much as baby wants. Even if it's every 5 minutes for 2 hours straight! Trust me, when your milk comes in, you'll be in for a shock and so will your little one! But it's worth waiting and being patient. Once your baby knows how to use a bottle, baby won't try as hard to make the breast work. It's a completely different sucking method for baby to use a breast. I STRESS, stay away from the bottle...but when it comes time, try the "breast flow" because it uses compression and suction on baby's part. Some people even use that bottle to teach their baby how to breastfeed:D YOU CAN DO THIS! and your body knows what to do. Trust that our bodies are made so magnificently that it will take care of your little one!
Quoting bananas4:" I haven't read anyone else's replies, but my with my first it took 5 days to come in. In my opinion, ... [snip!] ... and your body knows what to do. Trust that our bodies are made so magnificently that it will take care of your little one!"
Thanks!! He wants to breast feed I think... because he always go towards my boobs when he gets hungry,... I just never let him try. I will give it a try.
Awesome! Just like everything, it takes practice, but if you and baby practice enough, you will both become experts. And if it hurts, you don't have a good latch, take the baby off and try again (even if it takes multiple times!) Here is a link that should help you with your latch http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/Latching-on.html Hope that helps! If you have any questions, send me a message! I would love to help! I am still nursing my 2 year old and I've nursed 2 before her so I am well seasoned :)
He wouldn't latch on.. :( I tried.. still pumping though.
Quoting Baby_Majick:" He wouldn't latch on.. :( I tried.. still pumping though.
Do you have lactation consultant where you delivered that you can contact? You can also maybe try this bottle: http://www.thefirstyears.com//wps/portal/breastflow
It works just like a breast and I have read that it can be used to teach a good latch...