Saturday, February 26, 2011

Running Low..

{FYI this post is about breastfeeding.. read at your own risk}

So for all my bloggy mom's who brestfeed or pump or do both I need some help! My milk is running very low. I have tried everything! I only pump & bottle feed due to complications in the beginning & it was working out great {lots of work & dedication} but slowly my milk is slipping away & I feel as thought I have tried everything. When I was nursing Shiloh it went well for the first 3 months but she was not gaining enough weight.. so I started to supplement with formula.. then my milk went away completely so by 5 months she was only getting formula. I really really don't want to formula feed I really want this to work but I can't if I don't have milk. I have been eating all the foods that are suggested for the most part. I eat a lot of protein, I drink a lot of water, I eat healthy, I stay away from caffeine, I don't drink any alcohol, I try & take it easy for the most part, I don't have a lot of stress in my life just lack of sleep & I makes sure to snack as often as possible. I also have been taking Fenugreek {Even though it brought Aunt Flow to visit} & my doctor said if that doesn't work that she can put me on something to get it up but should I yet or are there things I still need to try?

So if you have any suggestions or ideas as to what I need to do or what I need to stop doing that would be awesome! 

I don't want to be a quitter! I refuse to just give up but I also need to have enough milk to give the baby so that she is full & not pissed & crying for more. I have milk stored because in the beginning like I said it was going great, I had a ton of milk.. no problem.. but I swear ever since I tried using the softfit breastshield by Medela & it messed me up & wasn't getting enough milk, I haven't been able to get it back up. I am so upset that this is happening & now I am having to take from my frozen milk & I don't want to do that. Ugh.. today I have only been able to pump about 3 1/2 ounces each session & she wants 4 or more. Help!


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