I know it's early but of all the things that I am apprehensive about it - this is it. It's because when I had my son, he was delivered via C-section. My doctor had to go out of town to a conference and he left me in the care of another Doc. This doctor took out the drain to my incision early and it ruptured open. I had to go on lots of antibiotics and had allergic reactions. My son had a abnormally high metabolism - he still does to this day. My OB and pharmacist(who is my cousin) didn't agree on if it was safe to breastfeed or not. We never quite got the latch right. Finally, in complete exasperation and frustration I just gave into formula feeding.
Now this decision has haunted me. My son is healthy but he was sick quite a bit that first year and I really wish I would have fought just a little harder, asked for a little more help, and made my voice heard. I have learned quite a bit since then. I learned that there are really very few medications that are not safe and the WIC office keeps the list updated at the pharmacies in the area. There are things to help with milk production - one of those is Reglan and I had a script for this in my medicine cabinet at the time. In general there just seems to be alot more support now than there was then.
My OB has a newer WHNP, Julie, that is an IBCLC (International Breastfeeding Certified Lactation Consultant). I have actually seen more of her than my OB lately. This is fine by me because she's super awesome. I had no idea that she was an IBCLC until they told me at the WIC office. I'm actually really excited to talk to her about this on my appointment on Tuesday. I have my DH this time around and he is super supportive about it. I am very determined to make breastfeeding work for me this time around. I am still nervous as heck though.
My question to everyone is.. do you plan to breastfeed or formula feed? Any advice you can offer is great