When I had Londyn, I was terrified of breastfeeding. I wanted so badly to try nursing but was overwhelmed with the recovery of a difficult labor, having a newborn and not knowing what the heck I was doing, sleep deprivation and baby blues. Throw Mastitis into the mix and say goodbye to breastfeeding... HELLO Similac! Since I can't do much physically for Zoe right now, I am determined to pump milk and hopefully nurse her once her NG tube is taken out. Pumping is a full time, round the clock job. I am pumping every three hours, making sure I am eating and getting lots of fluids so my body to produce nutrition for my baby. So far, this time around has gone wonderfully! Since I have the time to focus on it and stick to a schedule, I am right on track. Although, it will be a whole different dance when Zoe can actually nurse.
Londyn cracked me up today when I was getting ready to pump and she said "you take your boobies off AGAIN?!" I love that kid.
All of my hard work is paying off because Zoe started getting my milk through her NG tube today!
She is getting about 1 ounce every hour and I am ecstatic about it!