I have found much support here, and I thank everyone!
I am sadly having to return to work on Monday. For the past month and a half I have been trying to get my LO back to nursing (not working so well), and trying to get my supply up enough so that I can get him off of formula.
At this point, my LO doesn't want anything to do with nursng. (he is 3mos) I will get him in position, and he turns away and starts to cry. There isn't really a time where he isn't interested in eating, and I have tried baths, etc to get him back into the swing of things. We have a full house (lots of pets), and my husband travels so I am not able to put as much energy into things as I would like. I am still pumping (very little- 2 ozs per day, trying to do as much as I can-hospital grade pump), but am not sure as to how my working will affect things.
My LO has suddenly started to fuss and pull away from the Breastflow bottles- just like he did when he was nursing...I think he's lazy LOL. He also cries terribly when he is finished and the bottle goes away- so strange!
Anyway, I want to get him back to nursing- but the minute I try to get him into any hold, he fusses and pulls away. I'm not pumping very much, and I don't know that I can pump every 2 hrs at work. I am taking all of the supplements, although they aren't having much of an effect that I can see. I am eating oatmeal- and I suspect that my overall diet has something to do with things- I am not very good about eating in general, and I lost my appetite after my LO was born. I try to drink more fluids, but I am not always the best at this either!
I am at the point where I am considering giving in and letting him stay with formula, although I really do not want to. But I don't know how to get him back to wanting to nurse...he did so well in the beginning (we stopped after he refused and we introduced formula)...the minute he sees a boob, he turns his head.
Another thing, in reading a post someone mentioned eczema and allergies relating to BF? I still give my LO at least a few ounces every other day- depending on how much I can pump. He was getting 6ozs per day, and I noticed eczema on his cheeks and forehead...it has gone away recently, and I'm thinking that maybe this is due to not having BM as much?
Any thoughts, ideas, words of wisdom are welcome! Thanks for listening!