Hello I am new here and in need of serious help!
A little background on me:
My first daughter Mackayla was born prematurely at 35 weeks due to no amniotic fluid, she also has CP among a slew of other disabilities but I was able to Breast feed her for 18 months with little complications.
My twins were born in August at 35 weeks they just turned 6 months old and we are having alot of problems with them both. Ellie my little girl is 14 3/4 pounds and 24 inches at 6 months old, my son JR is 26 inches and just 14 pounds at 6 months old!
I have tried to breastfeed them both since day 1 unfortunately i keep having to supplemet them due to lack of milk. I have tried fenugreek, domperidone, reglan and a few other things. I just started my period today so again my supply has dropped dramatically again. My husband was also diagnosed with cancer in december and having to take him back and forth to the doctor appontments all the time leaves me having to leave the twins with my parents where they get formula.
belive me I know that this is all turning into a huge vicious cycle. but i need help and fast. My son JR is so tiny the dr is on the verge of labeling him failure to thrive. we have tried all kinds of formulas with him to no avail he has severe reflux issues and can not tolerate formula at all anymore! What i have been doing is mostly giving him all the breastmilk and just nursing his sister 1x a day to at least still give her some antibiodies. as she tolerates the formula so much better than her brother.I really would like to be able to bf them both exclusively and cut all bottles of formula out as she also suffers from reflux issues.
we will now be doing weekly weigt checks on the twins since JR only gained 5 ounces in 1 month and ellie gained 10 ounces in 1 month.
I am literally at the end of my rope, i do not know what to do anymore i need help and fast the dr is wanting to to supllement them both more than what i am and i am not comfortablein doing that as JR has gotten to where he vomits the formula withing 20 minutes of taking it i am afraid he is getting dehydrated as well.
I also suffer from fibroids, pcos and hemargenic cysts on bothmy ovaries could this also be causing my supply to plummet? please help me and my babies i know taht the best thing for them is the breastmilk but i just cant seem to make enough for them!