When my DD was born I decided I would try to see if I could breast feed..
I had no bottles or sterliser bought in case I was able to.
After she was borns my midwife tried to get her to attach & she did for maybe 10/15 mins & got some colostrum.
But anytime after that when I tried to get her to latch on she wouldn't. I spent about an hour. The midwife even attempted a few times but she wouldn't latch on correctly.
Then another midwife have me a syringe & asked me to try to express some colostrum. I tried & tried & squeezed for very long time till my boobs became very sore & not even a trickle came out which I thought was strange.
So bub was getting hungry & I couldn't express & she wouldn't latch on so I made the decision to BF her.
Have has no regrets about it since. It was my choice in the end.
A friend of mine & my sister told me to be careful in the shower washing myself not to touch off my boobs or they would be very sore & that I could leak & to put cabbage leaves in the freezer which I all did.
But what I did find strange in the coming days/weeks was that I wasn't sore, had no leakage & my boobs didn't get sore or engorged.
Is it possible that maybe I just wasn't producing any milk. I'm not even sure if that happens. I never even thought to mention it to my midwife or GP after as I was too busy.
It's just now that I've been wondering why this happened & if anyone else had a similar experience?