milk never came in
I am so thankful I found this page. My daughter was born through emergency c-section. I lost a lot of blood and she was in the NICU for several weeks very very critically ill.
My milk never came in although everyone at the hospital always said it would. I pumped and took herbs and drank tea and tried medication and pumped and pumped and pumped some more, hoping it would come in. It never did.
I have been pumping for months just to get her a couple of ounces a day and so that she could nurse once at night (she won't during the day because she has to suck too hard and long to get anything).
She's six months old now and I decided I should give up the pumping since I was spending so much time and energy struggling with it. My milk has disappeared completely overnight and I feel like my heart is breaking and I feel so alone. I wanted to breastfeed SO VERY MUCH and the internet and doctors make it seem like this never happens.