I have had many issues since i started breastfeeding. It almost feels like i'm not suppose to be breastfeeding. I have tried everything and have almost given up.
I was put on birth control at my 6 week check and in less than 2 weeks my milk was almost completely gone. I had that changed and i have been working very hard to get my milk supply back. I haven't been able to get it completely back but have been feeding on demand and pumping as much as i can. It has come back by more than 50% at this point.
A few days ago, I was put on antibiotics because I have started showing signs of a mastitis. When I went to the doc, yesterday, she said my breast are so large that she doesn't really know what is going on. She said that she wants me to continue my meds and hope that it gets better but it looks like i have a lot of plugged ducts. So she said to feed and pump.
I took my baby girl to the doctor today and i have been noticing that she hasn't been gaining much weight. So the doc told me today that she hasn't gained hardly any weight. She weighed 8'11 at birth and today at 3 months old weighs 9'1. So he gave her 2 bottles in the office. I am to feed her the bottle 2 times and then breastfeed.
I am determined to get this. I have an appointment tomorrow to have a lactation consultant help me with my baby girl and trying to get my milk back so we can get rid of the bottle. Or at least us my milk for her feedings. I just want my baby to use my milk.
I have actually become depressed because of this. I have worked so hard and it honestly feels like i am not getting anywhere at all.