I have been pumping every morning a.d I get about 1-1.5 oz (after feeding my lil man) and the lc at wic said I should pump 2-3 more times a day after nursing to we able to freeze some (the morning pumping is for daddy to feed at night) but it seems like I am not getting enough to put up. Matter of fact at a point in the day he seems to be starving. He's constantly nursing like this afternoon from 4-8 all he did was nurse. And he hasn't pooped in 3 days. I'm worried I'm not producing enough. And yes he has at least 6 wets a day. How do I produce enough to not only nurse put pump to freeze?
Update 1- we went to see Dr today and they did xrays and he isn't backed up and has no blockage. Also no tongue tie. So now she asked me to pump a couple of times before nursing to see what I get. (I got 1 3/4 oz off one side and 1/2 oz off side most recently nursed on) and we have an appt with lactation consultant on mo.day morning. The wic LC called and told me to pump after nursing ( to get what's left) and give it to him in bottle to make sure he's getting enough to produce poop. So I have pumped both sides and nursed and gave it to him in a bottle and I guess ill repeat in 2-3 hrs after that ill only have to pump after nursing and not before. Ugh y does this have to be so damn hard!
UPDATE 2- we went to a lactation consultant this morning and I feel so.much better. Eli only weighed 8.1 when we got there in just a dry diaper. She watched him nurse a.d said he has a perfect latch! She said to stop bottles and if I pump just to freeze because he is getting plenty to eat. She said to get rid of the formula that the Dr had me start to get him pooping. She said that its normal to go 5-7 days with no poop so we won't worry until we hit 7 days. He has a great amount of wet diapers. She also said she saw no tongue tie either. So my orders are to nurse and take fenugreek 3 times daily. Oh and after he nursed we reweighed and he had gained 3 ounces from nursing. That means he got 3 whole ounces of breasymilk while in there! I feel so much better that she doesn't seem to think we have an issue and my life no longer revolves around pump, nurse, pump, bottle, formula bottle, rinse and repeat.
UPDATE 3- so he still hasn't pooped in today makes 6 days. But today the visiting nurse came and did a weigh in and last Thursday he was 8.1 1/2 and Monday he was 8.2 1/2 and today he is 8.5 1/2 !!!! We are finally gaining after 3 weeks! I'm so happy right now. Oh and about the poop we see our LC again tomorrow.
on Aug. 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM