To start with, I have a quick question for y’ll because I can’t remember from my last surgery. Is your next cycle supposed to be heavier than normal after you have one? I started AF 3 days ago quite unexpectedly. I was only a day early, but apparently wasn’t paying attention and didn’t realize I was so late in the cycle. I’m usually medium flow d1 and light flow til day 3 or 4 and then I’m done. Well, it’s heavy this month. It started heavy and it’s still heavy. Like totally forgot after my shower to put in a tampon and was soaked through my sweats when I went to the bathroom. Usually I’m pretty much done with it by the end of today.
Secondly, I’ve started researching breastfeeding an adopted child. For some reason, I really want to try and do this which blows my mind because at one point in my life, I was adamant that I did not want to breastfeed…at all. Obviously, there are some challenges with this. 1.) I’m not going to be naturally getting the hormones to induce lactation and 2.) we’re adopting so therefore, I have no idea when this baby will come to us or how much notice we’ll even have.
So, my question is…have any of you ever done this or know someone that did? Did you/they use a prescription to help get started or did you/they just pump/hand express to get the milk flowing and how successful were you/they? Did you have to supplement quite a bit with formula? Was it worth it? If anyone has any advice for me, I would truly appreciate it.
P.S. Totally loving “The Mindy Project”!!! 🙂
Lots of Love~Dawn