My DD is just now 4 months old.
Here's the history: We've struggled with low supply from the get go. Last month, I took Reglan to get it up and was able to pump half of her daily needs then I got on mirena and milk supply tanked. I had it for a month and got it removed last tuesday. So I was hoping that I could re-build my supply without the BC messing things up, but now DD is so very destractable that I can't get her to nurse long enough to empty a breast! She focuses alittle better for the bottle, but I'm discouraged because we're up to like 20oz or so of formula per day and supplementing BM...and most of the BM is pumped because she won't BF! I'm only able to pump 1-2 oz per session and I'm pumping every 3 hours during the day and even added in a pump session at 2 am. DD has been sleeping through the night (like 8-9 hours at night) for 2 months. I'm already taking tons of fenugreek, mothers milk tea, beer and lots of water. My LC is out of suggestions and my OB doesn't beleive me that the mirena tanked my milk supply. And I don't know if it was or wasn't the mirena, but it triggered a month long period and I think THAT is what effed up my already-marginal-supply....so I'm not getting help from my OB either.
Her 4 month doc appt is on the 12th, but I feel very confident the doc will like what she sees. DD is ENORMOUS! She has plenty of diapers and although I don't know how much she weighs she is now wearing 6-9 month size clothing. At birth she was 9 lb 7 oz, 23 in and at 2 months she was 12.5 lbs and 25 1/4 in long.
Here's the problem:
When I try to BF in the living-room she wants to watch daddy talk, look at her toys across the room, and watch TV. I've tried hiding with her in the nursery with the lights low, but she wants to see everything! She looks at the door, the lamp on the table, her feet, her bed, the red diaper boxes behind the rocker, she stops to smile at me etc etc. So how to I get her back to the breast despite my marginal milk supply and her obvious preference for bottles? We use Playtex drop ins and when we're on the go we have one avent advanced.
Thanks for your help!