Please help me....
After a world of problems with my LO she is finally getting a good latch and we are doing well. However, today I think I have absolutely no milk. Every time I put her to the breast (which are still very soft like they are not refilling) she sucks for a few minutes ~ 5min at most and then begins to scream with my breast still in her mouth. She then stops screaming and licks like it is a ice cream cone for abut 1 minute then suckles 2 or 3 times then bites as hard as she can (she is only 7 weeks so no teeth). I give in after trying both breast and lots of screaming on her end and give her a bottle of EBM and tried to pump. When I pump I only got 1/2 oz from each breast. This is a huge contrast to last night when I nursed then pumped 4 ounces after feeding at 3am, nursed at 6am, nursed then pumped another 3 oz pumped per breast at 8:30am. I generally get more at night (I do not know what) but I usually can get 2 oz per breast after feeding during the day.
I have a respiratory infection (LO did not get it thank goodness) and my doc prescribed Cephalexin 500mg 3 times per day (L1 - safe for baby) and OTC cough meds Delsyum (which has only Dextromethorphan in it - L1 safe for baby). I was told that both are also safe for my milk supply. I started taking the meds on 11/15 (5.5 days ago). Is it the meds that are killing my milk supply and why only in the day time (or will I not have milk tonight either)?
I am not sure what to do. This all falls on top of my husband being out of town for 2 days and my little one has just decided she will not sleep at much today. She is waiting until she is beyond exhausted and screaming/crying but just keeps fighting it and wantes to stay awake. I just keep walking her around and trying different things to calm her down and make her sleep. Right now we are walking with a laptop so I can write to you all for your advice. I think a nice big warm bath will help her but I am too exhausted myself to take her near water and a sink bath just makes her more mad som I do not want to try that.
Please help with any advice you have...I am just a mess right now... I really do not want to loose the ability to nurse her after all we have been through.