It's been about 3 days since I've been experiencing heavier than usual bleeding (I've posted a few days ago about this). The bleeding is on and off. I've noticed that when I'm not bleeding as heavy, my supply is better, but when I'm bleeding heavier, supply drops. I'm "listening" to my body and it's telling me that I do not make the milk as quickly as my son empties it.
Today si at its lowest low. My son is definitely NOT satisfied with my output and has been screaming for lack of milk. I've been nursing and nursing...he makes a noise and I nurse him daya and night for the past few days now. I'm eating and drking and trying to rest. I have him co-sleeping with me. Pumping after he feeds, etc... In short, I tried everything I can think of - and under advisement from my lactation consultant. No improvement.
After another screaming session this morning (half an hour ago), I gave in and have my Mom gave him an ounce and a half of formula - he down that in no time flat.
I have a call into my Ob/GYN about my bleeding. I'm waiting to hear back from him.
I'm beyond depressed about this whole thing. If I need to supplement - for the long run, please tell me I can still continue to breastfeed and supplement at the same time.