I need to get my supply back!
Since I am going back to work in two months, I decided to wean my 10-month old daughter from the breast and start introducing the bottle on a regular basis (to get her ready for daycare).
Since I started doing this, I found myself in constant ''oversupply'' and thought maybe I should let go of the domperidone and start taking fenugreek and blessed thistle (I had breast reduction surgery a few years ago therefore foregoing supplements completely is not an option). I did stop taking domperidone just a few days ago but even while taking natural supplements, my supply is basically, well, gone!! I am so disappointed!
I want to continue to breastfeed and fully intend on pumping at the office when I go back to work. So, I started taking the dom again this morning and I'm pumping on a regular basis.
Do you think this 'mishap' will affect my supply? Or should it come back to normal?? (I'm keeping my fingers crossed really hard for this one!!)
Breastfeeding was a huge challenge for a few reasons:
- I have very flat nipples, and
- Baby did not have a good latch, and
- I had breast reduction surgery 6 years ago.
Nursing at the breast just wasn't working but I really want to give her everything I had therefore am pumping exclusively. Today, I am succesfully nursing at the breast full-time!
I hope I can meet other mothers who are in the same situation as I am and possibly support some as well.