HI Eveveryone! Our little girl Emelia was born on July 29th via c-section and is doing well. However, I seem to be the opposite. I lost so much blood during the c-section I had to get a blood transfusion and then two weeks later my incision reopened due to fluid build up and a skin infection. I was rehospitalized for another five days. Since then, I've stopped breast feeding and only pump a few times a day. I just reached a point of being so completely overwhelmed that I would just cry when I tried to breast feed. (My incision is still currently an open wound, since it has to heal from the "inside out"!)
Originally, when my husband and I talked about formula, I said I wanted to use a special kind based on a study that found that Nutramigen and Allimentum reduced the risk of children getting one of the autoantibodies that predicts the risk of getting T1... however, it is more than twice the cost of regular formula and my baby doesn't really like it all that much! Unless she's really hungry, she lets it just flow out of her mouth... Now I'm wondering, is it a big deal to switch to regular formula? The study was only preliminary, and it was a small percentage decrease in getting something that doesn't even 100% mean a child will get diabetes. Am I being paranoid? For those of you that used formula, what did you do?