Hello all. I had posted about a week ago. I was having some issues breastfeeding and went back to the hospital. My little girl was down from 7 lb. 13 oz. to 7 lb. 2 oz. in just 3 and a half days. I was obviously not able to express the milk due to the surgery I had. Producing it wasn't the problem - it was releasing it. I even rented the hospital's breast pump and didn't have the results she'd need to survive.
So I am sad to say that I've had to go to formula and feel awful. So I know this is a forum for breastfed babies but really need some advice. Since switching she's gaining weight (slowly) but now she is so blocked. I had to take her to the doctor again and they had to do a rectal. I don't think I could have felt more helpless with her crying so badly.
She's had nothing but constipation problems for the last week now and I don't know what to do. The doctor has us adding 1 oz. of prune juice to every 4 oz. of formula. That's a significant amount IMO and there's really no change. Now they want me to use suppositories.
I haven't breastfed her because the amount was so minimal that could be expressed. I'm not completely dried up yet but am close. I just wish I could have a breastfeeding miracle occur.
Does anyone have any advice for me to help my daughter go poop and not have to continue with these doctor visits, prune juice, etc.? She's had such a rough start.