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|Sun, 07-10-2011 - 4:32pm|
I have PCOS (polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and would love to breastfeed. I attempted to breastfeed my 1st son, but he did not "enjoy" that experience and would not latch on right. I asked many questions in the hospital, but none of the nurses seemed to help me. I started giving my son formula once we got home from the hospital because I feared he was going to starve! I did pump and my milk finally came in (at least for pumping) on day 7!!! When it did come in, there was hardly anything. Looking back, though, I did not aggressively try to nurse and gave up after 2 weeks. I guess my question for all of you is....have any of you had this experience? Do you think my lack of milk was because my son was not latched on correctly. I think I remember feeding him every 3 hours in the hospital, but it was torture (and pain) to just get him to try and feed. I had blisters, blood, etc. I was also wondering if any of you have PCOS and did have success breastfeeding? Also, would it be safe to take any herbs to help boost my supply immediately after birth even before I know there is a problem in the quantity of my milk? I know I should be worrying about other things, but I REALLY REALLY want BF to work this time! Thanks for all your help!