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I nursed/pumped until my DD was around 8 weeks old...and then I was put on diuretics for my swollen feet and ankles, which effectively dried me up. I was not allowed to nurse her anyway, while I was taking the pills. I would really like to try to start nursing again, however, I am completely dried up. I do have a prescription for Reglan, and some Fenugreek as well as Mother's Milk tea, though I haven't tried anything yet.
I just wondered if it's even possible for me to start lactating again? Should I even do it? I know it will be extremely time consuming to do it...but now that I'm officially staying home full time, I feel like I can devote the time to try if I can. I figured I need to start pumping/nursing every few hours.
I worry that I'll be so selfish...I've really enjoyed being so independent over the past month...but, I feel this overwhelming guilt about it. She was doing so well on BM, and I feel bad that I took that away from her. Not that she isn't thriving on formula, but I'm sure you get what I'm saying!
I'm going to pick up my Reglan tomorrow and give it a shot. What do I have to lose, right?
No....I decided to stay where I was and work on an as needed basis--working only when dh is off work. He's been able to p/u a ton of overtime, so I'm not working anymore. If he gets a day off, I might p/u a shift, but I'm home for good now!