I hope I'm not overstaying my welcome here by all my posts lately . . . . . I appreciate you all bearing with me.
I still have my Nancy Drew hat on and am investigating all clues in hopes of figuring out whether or not I have a supply issue, or nursing strike on my hands . . ..
I was just thinking though, that last time that DD nursed effectively (sat and actually *ate* from me, with no pulling away, no fussing, and was weighed by the LC to have consumed 2oz in the 15-minute session) I had just come from an abdominal ultrasound where I had been instructed to consume 32oz of water in an hour.
Now I do usually drink my 6-8 glasses/day, plus more, and usually have a few cups of herbal tea/and or juice thrown in there too, but I don't usually "chug" that much water at once. That was the last time she got a good meal from me.
As you can tell, I'm turning every leaf over here! I know it's kind of pathetic, but I just can't give up yet.
Could it be that I am not drinking enough and that is why she won't nurse? The first LC I spoke to weeks ago told me to drink about 120oz a day . . . I did that for a week and I did notice a slight improvement in my nursing relationship, BUT I was in the bathroom all day and cannot possibly drink that much every day, or else I will never be able to leave the house (bathroom).
I have read mixed things about water consumption, most things say that drinking too much water will actually have a reverse affect on supply. That it is not necessary to drink any more than what your body normally craves. But could it be, at all possible, that some bodies just need a whole heck of a lot more in order to produce an ample milk supply?
Thanks for listening.