It’s starting to become pretty obvious to me that until Henry’s latch and tongue tie gets fixed, (assuming it can be fixed) nursing more than once a day is no longer an option for me. Every time I nurse, he does more and more damage and it has even become painful to pump on one side as a result. The reality is I need to pump more often. WAY more. I keep feeling like my supply is dwindling but I’m really only pumping maybe 4-5 times a day. I tried Fenugreek and the mother’s milk tea, both made me violently ill, I’ve been eating oatmeal like crazy and drinking tonnes of water. I’m not sure if my milk is salvageable 7 weeks postpartum but I sure am going to try. Right now I’m getting maybe 10oz in total on a good day.
This means I need to be pumping every 2-3 hours. In fact, I should be pumping right now. It means less sleep, less ability to go out of the house for longer than a few hours at a time and having to deal with a fussy baby who really doesn’t like bottles to begin with.
It also means that now, even more so than before, my life is revolving around feeding my baby. But hey, that’s the way motherhood goes sometimes.
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- loloandbex said: I am totally with you on the low supply issue. I only pump like 5 oz. on a good day and I think I’ll have to start pumping at night since Rebecca pretty much sleeps through the night. :-/
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- togetbackhomeward said: You can do it mama! I went from only pumping 2x a day when I couldn’t nurse due to mrsa in breastmilk, to fully nursing Silas with no formula to supplement! I know it’s daunting, but worth a shot!
- pieconspiracy said: You should be able to salvage your supply, as far as I know. As babies age they eat more, which means your supply would have to go up to meet that, right? So if you pump more often/longer, it should do the same I think? Hopefully it works!
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