“I gave birth to my 5th child at 33 weeks. He stayed in the NICU for 10 days so I pumped every 2-3 hours, determined to make breastfeeding work this time. My LO couldn’t latch properly, none of my other children did either. I was exhausted from all the pumping so I quit breastfeeding. I was tired. I felt like I was letting my other children down.
My LO started getting formula and my milk dried up within a week of quitting. My LO did not adjust well to formula. He was constipated, super gassy, and just miserable. That’s when I started researching other options such as relactation.
The first week of pumping again and I barely got a full ounce…THE WHOLE WEEK. I was devastated. I knew it was going to be hard. I just underestimated how hard it would actually be. It took 5 weeks for me to build my supply back up. My LO is now 3 months old latches like a champ. He has almost tripled his birth weight and we are loving every moment of our breastfeeding journey.”
Brandy from La Leche League of Sumter, SC
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