Doesn't look like I'm going to be able to get any help this weekend since today is pretty much over as far as dr offices are concerned.
I'm fairly tough and determined but at this point I probably have to increase the supplement over the weekend or he may cause me too much damage ad hurt milk production instead of helping.
At this point I think the pain while pumping is now just because I hurt from babe being so rough because he is working so terribly hard to extract milk when his tongue doesn't extend easily enough.
At least the SNS lets him get more food easier so he will be a bit gentler to my breasts when we use it and I'll just have to pump more to make up for it. Hopefully the pain will lessen enough that I can pump longer before it starts hurting. The hospital LC assures me that even if I have a three day set back that once the baby is sucking properly that I'll be able to re-establish my milk supply for him fairly quickly.
Sigh, the saga continues. I had so hoped to be off the supplements and NOT needing to power pump by now! It is so incredibly hard to keep up with the frequent/LONG feedings Plus Pumping which then makes it nearly impossible to get that afternoon nap that everyone says I'm supposed to be taking, let alone getting anything done. I was managing fairly well for the past 7 weeks but now DH had to go back to work and is out of town for a week. I still have my mom and aunt near by but that is really only help with dinner/dishes and the pets and to hold the baby so I can get a shower now and then. I can't expect them to come over after every feeding so I can pump. So far today I've managed since babe has seemed content to lay in his crib for 10-12 minutes after I feed him and stare at the mobile and listen to music but this has only been between 5 am this morning and 2:30 pm. Wish me luck this evening.