I can't pump enough :-( **update with weights**
take fenugreek and drink mothers
milk tea trying to fix it. But I just
prepared her bottles for the day, and
they're 1/2 breastmilk, 1/2 formula. I
know, I know, formula is the devil.
But she has to eat. This is third time
I've had to supplement in about a
month. Makes me feel so bad :-( I
pump while I'm gone from her more
often than she takes a bottle during
the day. I try not to go more than 3
hours without pumping. I look at her
pictures, listen to her and watch her
on videos on my iPhone while I
pump. I massage my breasts to get
every drop out that I can. I'm trying
so hard to do everything right!
I have thyroid disease and that
screws with everything. I'm thinking
it may be time to get my levels
checked again, cause maybe that's
the problem. And I'm so dang cranky
& stressed feeling. I keep snapping
at my older kids. I don't like any of
I took her to the doctor today and got a weight on her. She weighed 10lb 15oz. One month ago, April 3, she weighed 10pm 13oz. Two ounces in one month?? Not ok! She weighed 7 ,14 at birth, got down to 7, 4. I don't have her weights on ne from the early days, but she gained fine. At her 2 month on march 26, she was 10, 9. Same scales each time.
I do not want to keep giving her formula to supplement, but I've fought a good fight! I will not give up breastfeeding, I'll continue to try try
try. I'll get my thyroid checked again and see if that helps. But for now, she needs more than I can produce for her and I'll do what I have to to keep her healthy! And do my very best to not feel bad about it.