Mar 18, 2011

Re-lactation Update!!

Re-lactating has been hard but in the end it's so very very rewarding, to myself and to my daughter.

After running out of Domperidone and catching up with the mail man to hunt it down, my supply went right back to normal. As if I never had stopped taking it in the first place. Thank the Lord!

Right now, Laila is currently eating between 3-4 ounces every 3-4 hours. At night she walks up at least once to eat. Totalling 5-6 bottles a day. So on a normal day she eats anywhere between 18-25 ounces a day.

I usually pump between 10-12 ounces from my first pumping session of the day and then usually 1.5-2 ounces each time after that {every 2 hours} Total, I will pump on average 20-25 ounces a day.

I tried and tried nursing Laila but she doesn't seem interested anymore. She is too distracted which is completely fine. But on the days that I can get her to nurse, it puts a huge smile from ear to ear on my face. And I will keep trying.

But pumping and feeding her a bottle has been the easiest so far because of my job. And I still feel this amazing bond because she is getting my breast milk. {I always feel this amazing bond, after all she is my daughter.}

When people ask me how long I plan on pumping, especailly my work. I tell them I would like to go for a full year. I understand this may not happen but it's my wish. I want to be able to give my daughter the best. And even though pumping is a hassle and gets old, I still love it. And thinking about stopping, makes me sad.

And to clarify- Laila's middle.of.the.night.bottle is formula. We decided to do it this way because heating up breast milk in the middle of the night takes some time.

3 lovely comments:

Short Leg Lucy said...

Go MAMA!!! you're doing AWESOME

Ashlee said...

Wow! That's awesome you are doing soo good with this! :) Congrats on the good work!
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Sarah Lynn said...

I love that your re-lactating and doing so well !!