If you haven’t read last weeks recap, CLICK HERE to do so. Otherwise, welcome to my journey to breastfeeding relactation: week 2. Nothing exciting has happened, and I noticed my lack of liquid intake was getting worse as the week went on. The more I became aware, the worse it got it seemed. Alas, this is a slow process as it is, no use in dwelling in what went wrong, I will keep focusing on fixing it.
Monday/Tuesday Woke up at 6am and pumped 15-20 minutes each breast every 2-3 hours.
Wednesday I got some milk from my right breast! Actual liquid white milk, not thick yellow colostrum. Nice. I also picked up some blessed thistle and prenatal vitamins. I’ve started some rough research and read these might help. I will continue to research and decide if I will take some next week.
Thursday Nothing new, woke up at 6am and pumped 15-20 minutes each breast every 2-3 hours.
Friday I got to see a little bit of milk from both breasts, at several pumping sessions. Gregory slaps my chest often now, rather violently, and then face dives into my boobs. I wonder if he can smell milk, like when he was a newborn and the nurse said he smelled the milk coming in. I’m not sure, haha. This is an exciting time- more milk!
Saturday/Sunday Nothing new, woke up at 6am and pumped 15-20 minutes each breast every 2-3 hours. Some days I am so optimistic, like Friday, then I can go two days with nothing and I see where my patience is being tested. I don’t mind, I know it will happen. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t slightly sad to not see any liquid gold for two days.
Before You Go
Have you checked out my other lactation post from this week? 3 Lactation Methods for Breastfeeding. I tell you the basic methods of lactation, this week I will post about some ways to benefit milk production or help get a boost on it. It’s slow going, relactation, but this mom still thinks it’s going to be rad when she succeeds!