So my son was in NICU for a while and I've pumped, but now that he's bigger and at home, the Pedi said I can start BFing more. The NICU Dr's wanted my son on fortified expressed milk and I was told to limit my BFing sessions.
Anyway now I'm really trying to BF more and my son is just not being patient enough to wait for my letdown. He latches and looks up at me like "where's the milk lady?" and promptly starts screaming. I keep trying to relax and such, but he gets so frustrated I end up giving up the entire process. I REALLY want to BF and not have to pump so much. I love the bonding time (when he allows for it). Any suggestions or will this just come in time?
Just stick with it. The more you bf and less formula you give your baby the better your supply will get and thus the quicker your letdown.
Some things to try: a minute or two before you feed your baby, stop what you are doing and think about your baby. Think about him being hungry and visualize him eating like crazy. This will help trigger a let down so the milk is right there for your son.
Next, up your water and oatmeal intake. Both will create more milk.