I feel like my world is crashing around me. My DD is 8 months and has been ebf. She has been doing great on solids and everything was going pretty good until.....
We got sick about 8 weeks ago and my milk supply went WAY down. I was into my freezer stash and wiped it most of the way out while I tried to get my supply back. I worked with my LC for about 5 weeks to try to get my supply back. We went down many roads to increasing supply - Fenugreek, Oatmeal, even Reglan and a commercial pump.... She was nursing 4x day and I was pumping 5. Try as I might, my supply never really came all the way back. I got sick again early last week and what supply I'd been able to improve went down again.
Now, we're on a trip out of town for 10 days and I'm all but dry. I still nurse her when she tries and then when she gets mad, I switch to a bottle. I'm having to give her formula which is making me insane. I broke down at Walmart and started bawling today when I was getting her formula. DH thinks I'm stupid and doesn't "get" why it's a big deal.
DD is not drinking much at all and it's 100+ where we are. She won't drink much water, she won't drink much juice, and she only had about 8oz formula today. I know that's not enough. I don't have any idea what IS enough, but I know 8oz isn't.
Now we're having a really hard time getting to sleep at night. She's not happy that she can't nurse to almost sleep. She gets to the almost drowsy point and then starts hitting and pushing my boobs trying to make them give her more. She ends up getting mad/upset and ends up wide awake. She won't take the bottle.
She's never had a problem taking the bottle at daycare. But it's always been momma milk. She seems to like the formula alright. I tried samples of powder yesterday and she wasn't taking much so I got ready mixed today cause I think it's supposed to taste better.
What do I do? How do I help her with this sudden transition? Do I keep feeding her when she insists and at night?
Please help me help her do this - we don't have much choice.
I'm freaking out but trying not to cry when she does try to nurse. I had no idea this was going to be so hard.
Thanks for any help you can give me. If you can find my sanity too, that would be great too....