Milk reduced due to 9 month complete baby not sucking if the milk letdown isnt instant. This has caused a HUGE dip in my supply and now its to the point of her urine output for the night being just one ounce. She is not dehydrated as yet -at least no signs of that. But she has lost a few oz. The doc just happily told me to supplement. If only it were that easy. She wont take anything - ANYTING else in a cup/straw/bottle. Besides if we manage to force feed her formula, the DHA kind, she vomits
I tried everything- fenugreek, mothers milk tea, more milk plus, guiness (1/2 glass), oatmeal, pumping, drinking lots of water and reglan.
The supply looks like it will gone up just a bit, but the letdown is a b****. What can I do ? Any quick fixes ? My baby starves... yesterday her dad took off from work early so we could try to feed her something, since I dont even pump much, we gave her a bot of formula.
What happens in cases when the mom passes away or is super sick to nurse or something, what do they do for those babies ? Do these kids eventually take something or do they fail to thrive ?
thanks for listening