with the shock of that and then to find out my milk supply was practically nil, it was very devastating!!
My baby latched beautifully,on both sides and i found it heartbreaking to see him sucking for all he was worth,but to no avail.
All his hard work practically tired him out! The nurses had to put a tube up his nose to feed him, because i was so unsuccessful.
Not being able to give birth naturally and then fail at breastfeeding...well u can imagine how i felt.
You go thru life assuming that you will be able to do these two most natural things.
What a shock to the system!!
Even when i tried to express i would only end up with 5mls off each breast. These days i am lucky if i can get 10ml off each breast.
So my boy still gets breast milk..small amount though it is and he is on formula. He has just started on solids. He is now a healthy chubby happy bubby.
At the hospital i was the only mum in NICU with this prob. I felt very alone.now i realise this happens to others and im not a freak.
man child is growing up too quickly!