no hormonal contraception.
He is teething but not sick.
The herb marshmallow can help with letdown.
I would echo PP...do a careful diaper count on a day with no solids or supplement and see what it's like, but teething can very definitely interfere with breastfeeding while they learn how to nurse with teeth that are uncomfortable,
Make sure are drinking plenty of fluids! I discovered that when I got a bit dehydrated, my letdowns slowed down dramatically. Also, I know this is easier said than done, but the more you focus on having a letdown, the more stressed you are going to get and affect the process. I found that if I could drink a large glass of water, lean back in the recliner and watch a TV show (for distraction), I did better. It will take a few times for you to start relaxing, but once I quit putting so much pressure on myself, they started picking right back up. Also, I don't know if you are doing this, but I used to watch my flow and letdowns while pumping. I don't do it anymore, and that made another difference. It was almost like I was giving the ladies stage fright by watching! I am so sorry you are going through this, and I truly hope things get better for you. I'm not sure what helped me will help you, but it certainly won't hurt! Lots of luck to you! :)
anxiety can make it hard to letdown. I had that issue with ds1. Take the atvain if it helps you and remember to take a few minutes every day just for yourself. Have a shower, have a cup of tea, step outside. Anything that relaxes you. :hug
It's an obnoxious cycle -- you get stressed because your milk isn't letting down, which makes it harder to have a letdown, which makes you more stressed... :huh
Kellymom has some suggestions for things you might try. Distraction always worked better for me than relaxation techniques, because I'd get stressed about whether I was relaxed enough. :rolleyes:
UPDATE; So today I've had a letdown at 2 a.m. 6 a.m. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. I consider that to be a great accomplishment. Hopefully tomorrow will be a success as well. I've already started the marshmallow root. I'm praying that we will get through this hurdle. Thanks to all who responded with advice.
Thank you Aprilsmagic.....I took your advice and went out and bought Marshmallow herb. I'm currently taking it 3 capsules three times a day :)