So my baby is 11 months and 19 days old. Because of acid reflux, poor weight gain and subsequently low supply, I have been exclusively pumping starting at about 6 months (except for most overnight feedings, which is usually 1x/night).
Well, my freezer stash is all but gone and I can't keep up with him anymore. I pump every 2-3 hours(sometimes it ends up being 3-4), and with the weather finally nice, I'm finding it harder and harder to squeeze it in. I have two older kids who have heard "No, I/we can't, I have to pump," all too often.
He has had food intolerance issues, and won't drink the hypoallergenic formulas. Even when I have tried mixing 1/4 t with 4 oz BM.
Yesterday I tried Gerber Gentle formula. He took .5 oz. Tonight I mixed it with apple juice, and he took 1.25 oz, then a 6 oz bottle of BM. Then he threw up.
Now he won't sleep, which is unusual for him.
I don't know what to do. He has poor weight gain, so it's important he get good nutrition, but I just can't emotionally and physically continue to pump like this- I'm ignoring the rest of my family and still not getting much result.
It's a fact- I'm going to have to give him something other than BM, but I don't know what.
Someone please advise me. I'm sort of a nervous wreck about breastfeeding/producing, and this is not helping!