My LO is 3 months, 3 days old.
I was on my way to the lake today, and my LO was asleep so I thought I would be able to make it in time to get there and nurse. However, she awoke and started fussing a little in the back seat. I thought I might have time to make it (the lake is like 1hr away but I was almost there!) but she had other plans. She started screaming out and wailing and I had to pull over as soon as I could find a shady spot (its 110F here today) jumped in the backseat, pulled her out of her carseat and tried to nurse. But by then she was totally inconsolable. I tried rocking, swaying, singing, kissing and cuddling, not forcing the breast but just having it there for her. She wouldnt have any part of it at all. She just screamed and screamed at it like she was in complete agony and how DARE I even try, like I was torturing her or something I stopped offering for a few minutes, consoling, offered again and she freaked out again.
I always carry some BM in a bottle with me when I leave the house for just in casers, and she took it from the bottle just fine. After that she was full, and just giggled and smiled at me when I tried offering her the breast again so I had to go home instead of to the lake so I could pump
So now all my family is out at the lake, swimming and bbq'ing and jetskiing and I'm here on my own.
On top of all of this I'm struggling keeping my supply up, and occasionally I still have to offer formula - I've had to do this since 6 weeks old because of failure to thrive, I went to an IBCLC weekly trying to work out latching...We finally got the hang of it but by then my supply was almost diminished and on a feed and weigh she only got 18cc from both breasts, she wasn't gaining any weight and her wet diapers were around 4 a day and she pooped maaaaybe once every week to 10 days. This actually happens quite a bit. If I don't give her the breast RIGHT AWAY as soon as she awakes or cues or fusses a little then it's too late.
I feel like now I am trapped at home, and I can't go anywhere further than 10 minutes away because if she is in the car with me and she cue's and I cannot pull over (like im on a highway or in traffic) then I cannot feed her once I do find a place to stop.
Any suggestions for getting a panicking frantic baby on the boob? Or am I pretty much house-bound until she is older