Sooo, I have a 4 1/2 month old baby boy who I was breastfeeding with no problems for 3 1/2 months. Then suddenly he started sleeping 10 hour stretches during the night, I guess I was stupid and I really should of woke him up. But you always hear people say "when baby sleeps you should sleep" so I did. And he was always a sleepy baby from birth. Plus, if he didn't wake me up I simply didn't wake up.
So after about a week of him sleeping these long stretches I went and weighed him and he lost 2 ounces, and then over another week he lost 4 more. His total weight loss was 6 ounces and he stayed 11lbs 14oz for a week. I saw my doctor and all he suggested was formula, no help for bringning my supply back up because he didn't believe me it was a supply issue (But I obviously know it is, I know my breasts).
So I've unfortunatley been supplementing with formula for going on two weeks now. Which seemed to only make everything worse for us.
My health nurse suggested pumping after feedings on each breast, and massage to help bring my milk down. I often do the massage but don't pump as often as I should. I eat a pretty balanced diet, I drink a ton of fluids (especially now). I take my prenatal vitamin every night, I'm also taking fenugreek, blessed thistle and brewers yeast. But it still seems to be going down.
I'm at a loss right now, no one can really give me any other suggestions. Is it possible I'll ever get him off the formula and fully back on the breast?
And suggestions and help would be tremendously appreciated.
Oh yeah, and I'm new! Hello everyone!