Hi Ladies, I asked this in a previous post and didn't get any responses. Just wanted to give it another shot. I have a four and a half month old that I recently had to start supplementing, per doctor's orders.
We got off to a rocky start due to my ignorance and anxiety and it was a struggle since then. We supplemented for a few months, and then I was able to get her off the supplement. For the past two months we bfed exclusively whenever she wanted for as long as she wanted, night and day, avoided supplementing, took MoreMilkPlus. She wasn't gaining much, and actually lost weight in the last two weeks. I'm back at work now and can't put in the time to get her ebf. Not sure if it's worth mentioning, but her delivery was pretty long and difficult (pushing 4.5 hours), and the second catheter I received left me with a UTI. Only mention that part because I heard infections can hinder milk production.
With having said all that, if I have to supplement with one child, am I destined to supplement with all my future children? Is it possible that if the delivery had been easier, I didn't have an infection, or if I didn't rush with the supplementing at first I would have had an easier time? I'm just really bummed... thanks for your help lady