I had my little one just about 3 weeks ago. I started nursing at the hospital after having a C-Section and everything seemed fine. We went home 2 days after delivery. On day 4, she started getting really fussy and you could hear her tummy rumbling/gurgling. I thought it was possibly just something I ate that did not agree with her little system. On day 5 we called our pediatrician, explained what was happening and he suggested that we give her formula and that I pump to see how much I was producing. I only pumped 5 ml's. I feel so horrible about starving her for a day and a half!!
I saw my doctor who prescribed Reglan. I am currently on day 12 and my milk production is only up to 7-10 ml's every 2-3 hours.
Our pediatrician told us to just add these ml's to the formula bottles. I so wanted to have a breastfed baby.
A little back history: In 2006 I had breast augmentation, above the muscle. The doctor swore that it would have no negative effect on breastfeeding. Of course he would say that wouldn't he?
I have two questions:
1. Is the 7-10 ml's really helping her get the antibodies and such that I so desperately want her to have? Quite a few people are telling me that it's not worth the effort of pumping every 2-3 hours.
2. Is there anything else I should do/take to get my supply up more? I've been reading about Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Red Rasberry, Mothers Milk Tea... It's all a bit overwelming to me. Should these things be taken in conjunction with the Reglan? Is this a question better suited for my doctor??
I'm trying really hard to do what is best for her and not quit if my little bit is helping. Also, I am trying to not be discouraged. I wanted to be that mom that breastfed for as long as possible.
Any help, suggestions or general feedback would be greatly appreciated.