DH had to give her formula :(
DD is 4 months old. I feel so bad, yesterday morning DH had to give Tessa her first bottle of formula while I was at the gym. My supply has been tanking lately, maybe due to stress, stopping fenugreek, or possibly AF, and Tessa is on a huge growth spurt (4 month spurt). Usually, I'm able to pump & DH gives Tessa a bottle of EBM while I'm at the gym & shopping (my me time), but lately, I have nothing to pump. I started up the fenugreek again to help my supply and am also suspecting PPAF may be trying to show as I've had off/on spotting the past 4 days. I don't know if this is officially AF yet as I don't have red flow or what's going on. At any rate, my hormones must be wacky though to be having spotting going on. My freezer stash is shot. There is nothing left in there. Fortunately, she did take the formula. Hopefully, my supply will rebound in a few days. I did take some time off from the gym the past 2 weeks because of a sore neck, but that has caused my stress to go through the roof, so I've decided I need to start up the gym again. (I don't think my supply is tanking because of the exercise as I've been going to the gym since about 3 weeks PP. I'm not losing weight and am careful to eat extra since I don't really have weight to lose.) I wish I wouldn't be so hard on myself at having to give her formula. It makes me feel like a failure as a mom I'm going to try to nurse as often as possible and drink more water (I'm bad about that). Hopefully, my supply will rebound in a few days.
Mommy to Tessa Noelle 12/14/07