So, I have been ep for 2 mo now. My dd has Down Syndrome. She has a good suck but was too sleepy to nurse, then blood sugar issues etc...so after 3 days and too many heel pokes and an IV, we gave her a bottle. I was keeping up at first but she was losing weight and then I couldn't keep up so now she gets half and half each feeding. She is gaining slowly, tolerating the formula well and hitting milestones but, I'm so sick of being tied to this machine and taking supplements and eating oatmeal, ugh ! I ebf my other 2 babies so I'm not new to bf, but Im not responding well to the pump and can't keep on a schedule . Every 2 hrs isn't gonna happen. I would like to try it for a few days to see if it helps my supply but when I have to go back to every 3-4 hrs won't it just drop again ? I just need to vent and a little encouragement. I'm not sure I can do this much longer.
on May. 13, 2013 at 12:28 AM