pimp every 2 hours
5 to 20 mins depending on how mush time i have
Supplementing similac via bottle
8 week old baby girl
born @ 8 pounds .. first doc visit 8 lb 14 oz
3 to 4 oz feedings every 1.5 to 3 hours depending on sleep and hunger
Organic mothers milk tea and fenugreek
week two of norethindrone .35 mg birth control pill
First period 3 days ago
Sleep is decent. some nights almost 5/6 straight hours
stress lvl not great ( currently displaced from sandy, in a make shift home no real personal space, forced out of work, older daughter has to stay with other family to finish school, fear of failing my lil girl due to lack of breast milk )
I had issues in the begining nursing. My daughter would get very upset at any feeding times. ( i had a c section after 38 hours of trying.. a week late and induced) finally the nurses thought maybe i wasnt producing enough and she was getting tierd of sucking and not getting any food. we tried pumping. i only got a few ml at a time but in the begining they said it was enough and my milk would come in. latching was still and issue she would become frustrated. my pump got lost in shipping ( displaced from sandy ) my breast became engorged so we got a one breast at a time electric pump that realy didnt do much but make alot of noise... milk still wasnt coming in so we started to give formula. i pump every 2 hours unless i physically cant. in the morning i may get 3 to 4 oz combined. my rite breast doesnt realy produce anything. as the day goes on i get less then an oz combined. Am i doing something wrong? am ijust not producing enough milk? should i continue to try and pump or just move onto full formula? she gets about 8 oz in totaly of breast milk a day the rest is formula.
My older daughter is 13. She only breast fed for about 3 months but the same issue. not enough milk. Back then i didnt contact anyone. i did not know you could. i was 17 at the time with no family help. my older daughter also had problems digesting and was suggested special formulas.
I tryed to provide what ever information i could think of. i do hope someone could help.
( please excuse my spelling im typing one handed and cuddling with the other)