Hello Everyone! I'm new to the board, and I wanted to get some advice from other moms out there. I had my first baby in November of 2004. We nursed successfully for the entire 3 months I was out on maternity leave. However, several things happened that caused my milk supply to decrease drastically. I was very upset about having to go back to work, so I'm sure that the stress sabotaged me, plus, the baby began sleeping through the night at 2 months of age. I thought that maybe my body just didn't respond all that well to the pump, but I did pump some when I was home on leave, and did just fine. The gist of it is that I was forced to eventually start her on formula, and that just killed me. I tried everything I knew to do to build my supply back up again, but nothing worked. I had wonderful support and suggestions from my LLL group and leaders, but after 4 months of trying, she was refusing the breast altogether, and I finally gave up.
I am pregnant again, due in December, and I want to do everything in my power to make sure that my milk supply does not drop again. I was wondering if there were any other moms out there in a similar situation, and if they had any suggestions for the second time around. I'd be grateful for any advice you can offer!
Thank you so much! Tracy