My son is three weeks old today. He falls asleep quickly at the breast and wont' wake up. This means he is hungry almost every hour. I have finally just given up on the breast feeding and started pumping. Here's the problem: I can only get about 3 oz every two hours. I have tried to pump more frequently but it just warrants a smaller amount. I have to supplement with formula because I cannot produce enough. I still try to get him to feed from my breast before each feeding but it's quickly off to dreamland. I have called the lactation consultant but she just tells me to keep trying. When Christopher doesn't get a good feeding he is a pill to deal with when he's hungry again.
What can I do to increase my supply so I can feed him more breast milk and less formula. At this point, I won't be able to have any saved up for when I go back to work in six weeks.
I feel guilty because I have given up on the physical aspexc of it.
on Jun. 12, 2007 at 5:59 PM