Hey all! I had to reach out with some concerns I'm having. I am worried that I am having issues with diminished supply and was hoping I could get some help.
I have not had a chance to visit with a lactation consultant since the hospital and I don't think my insurance covers one.
My DD is 10 weeks old. Up until this week breast feeding has been well but this week has been rough.
She will eat fine at the breast at night and first thing in the morning, but during the day there are times when she will eat at both breasts then scream and cry like she is starving to death. I finally broke down and gave her some expressed breast milk from a bottle. She gobbles up one or two ounces and then finally seemed satisfied.
She doesn't do this at every feeding, just a few times a day. Three days ago she needed one bottle in the afternoon. Two days ago it was one bottle in the morning and one in the afternoon. Yesterday it was one in the morning. Today it was one this morning.
I had the Mirena IUD installed at my 6 week appointment. I know this can cause supply issues but I didn't see any trouble until this week.
She uses a pacifier during the day and to sleep sometimes. We hadn't started bottles yet but were planning on it since I go back to work in four weeks.
She's also been drooling a lot lately and I am wondering if she is teething. Her lower gums seem swollen.
At this point I am not sure what to do. I am terrified my supply is going down. I used to be really engorged in the morning after her long sleep, but i am not as engorged in the morning lately.
I've been drinking fenugreek tea. I can't eat oatmeal because it gives DD gas. What should I do? I still have some breast milk frozen that I can supplement with, but I don't have a lot.
My apologies for the wall of text. I am very worried and appreciate any help. Thanks!