And it is a nightmare. It is one of the worst things I have ever been through in my life.
A bit of background. We could not latch at all except in a very certain position in the hospital that I could not replicate at home until she was about four months old (My breasts were huge, huge. We're talking H-J cup depending on the time of day etc) so I pumped the first 4 months and she was bottle fed. Then she grew enough to be able to latch and away we went. So she dropped bottles and now won't even take pumped breast milk out of a sippy cup (though she drinks everything else from them)
Now I have to go on topamax because I'm having severe, debilitating migraines. To put it in perspective, it's the seventeenth of March and I haven't had a pain free day since before American Thanksgiving in November.
She nurses in the morning, before two naps, and at bedtime. There is an occasional night nurse in there.
So I started by cutting out the napping feeds and she switched herself to taking one long nap in the afternoon after fussing about for about an hour...
Only now she's staying up, waking all night long to feed and I'm getting even less sleep which is making my migraines even worse. Today, I just let her nurse normally because I have to have some sleep tonight. I offer her all sorts of foods, water, watered down juice and cow's milk. Well she HATES cow's milk. I even bought her some of those pedia-sure type drinks and she won't take those either.
I'm already at my wits end with this. The only light in the tunnel is that I have a sleep study this Friday, if I have sleep apnea, they think it may be a major cause. If a c-pap fixes things, I wouldn't have to go on the medicine at all and don't have to wean. But if that doesn't happen, I can't live like this. Help?