So today I had to stop breastfeeding my 6 week old. When he was 4 weeks, I needed to have my appendix taken out and I didn't get to breastfeed him for at least 48 hours. Because of this, my supply went waaaaay down to the point that he was taking 2 or 3 oz of formula from a bottle after taking both breasts from me. I tried all different things to make my supply go back up. I tried drinking gallons of water a day, drinking a beer before bed (which helped the next morning but by noon I was producing nothing again), and I even called my OB and tried a few of their ideas. Nothing was working. Then the last couple days, everytime he ate from me, he'd scream in pain because of HUGE gas bubbles he'd get. Now I don't have the money to afford Mylicon all the time so I decided to just stop breastfeeding altogether and I'm feeling down about it.
Anyone else have a similar problem or just feeling blue and wanna vent?
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