Hi all! I was hoping to get some support on a current issue I'm having with my girl. She'll be 4 months on Oct 30.
After a rocky start with jaundice and a tongue-tie (we had it clipped) and after seeing an IBCLC several times, things seemed to be improving. The IBCLC put me on 90 mg of domperidone a day and I took this for 3 months. M. went from gaining only 1-3 oz per week to gaining a whopping 10oz in 6 days! I was thrilled. My goal was also to drop the 4-6 oz of supplements she was getting in a 24 hour period.
Fast forward a month later..I weaned myself off domperidone (at the IBCLC's advice and also for financial reasons) but I am still giving some supplements. I'm concerned because my girl is on some kind of a nursing strike so of course, I believe my supply has taken a huge hit.
I just gave her 5 oz of formula and cried pretty hard afterwards. I do NOT want to give up (giving up for me would be supplementing..NOT quitting altogether) but, I can barely even express a drop of milk from each breast. Diaper output seems ok but, again, I have been supplementing because she just won't nurse. Should I just go in for a weight check? Does anyone have experience with weaning from dom? I can't afford to get back on it so plan B will have to do. Plan B WAS to nurse constantly but she just buries her head towards me, thrashes around and cries. It doesn't help that people are always commenting on how skinny she is. Sigh.
I want to believe that this is just my supply regulating and it's a 4 month old thing but, I am concerned that it's more than that as I started out with a very fragile supply.