Re: Milk supply, and encouragment!!
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby! First of all, how are you feeling? Are you recovering okay from the c-section? Are you feeling physically well? Getting enough help around the house, and with your older child? This is the time when moms- particularly those who have had difficult births and/or complicated recoveries- should be taking it easy and having other people pick up a lot of the load when it comes to housework and care for older children. Right now you should be caring for your newborn and yourself first, and letting others take care of the rest (as much as possible, anyway).
Second, what do you mean when you say you need help getting your baby "on a schedule"? The reason I ask is that schedules generally work against breastfeeding success, because breastmilk is produced on a supply = demand basis. Whenever a mom adheres to an inflexible schedule and spaces her baby's nursing sessions out to some artificial interval, she is interfering with that supply = demand equation. When a baby gets fewer opportunities to demand, mom's milk supply is going to be lower than the baby wants and needs it to be.
Now, there are schedules and there are routines. Schedules are not generally compatible with breastfeeding; routines, on the other hand, are very breastfeeding-friendly. With a routine, you're looking to keep everything in your baby's life consistent and predictable. Try to open the curtains at around the same time every morning, and turn the lights, stereo, and TV off around the same time each night. Make stroller rides and bath times as predictable as possible. Do these things and hopefully your baby will respond by becoming more predictable. But keep in mind that 6 weeks is extremely early to expect a completely predictable pattern of waking/sleeping/eating, and that breastfed babies are designed to feed frequently!
Third question: how much supplemental formula are you using in a 24 hour period? If it's just a few oz per day, it's possible that you'll be able to drop the supplements immediately, or in just a few days. If it's a lot more than that, you'll need to slowly wean from the supplements, decreasing the supplemental amounts a little bit at a time. Let us know what amounts you're using and we'll walk you through the process. Basically, what you're looking to do is to increase the baby's demand by decreasing the supplements- and when demand goes up, supply goes up, too.
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