Ok, I'm so frustrated with going it alone! In the beginning there was OALD/OS. Then there was reflux. Then there was nursing strike. Then there was so few wet diapers that I felt I must give formula to keep her from getting dehydrated. Then there was bottle preference. And now there is severely low supply and breast refusal!
I have done everything I know to do. All the advice on every website I can find. Taking 5+ grams of fenugreek daily, plus a lactation blend that has every other herb mentioned in it, drowning myself in water, eating oatmeal, and pumping constantly. Been at it like this for 2 weeks. No change. Saw an increase the first day I took the fenugreek but no progress since. I do good if I get 1.5 oz a day! I don't know what else to do!
DD gets M-A-D, mad every time I try to get her to nurse. So I'm having to rely completely on my pump to remove milk. My mom suggested putting something sweet on my nipples to bribe her into sucking but I have 2 issues with that. First, she doesn't need sugar, but I suppose applesauce wouldn't be too bad. But my second issue (and the one I'm the most apprehensive about) is the fear that she would expect that every time thereafter. I just don't know. At my wit's end but not ready to give up. Think I'm going to see about getting a hospital grade pump asap. Got to be away from her for the next two days. (I'm the lucky daughter of a florist at Valentine's Day ) Any other suggestions from any of you great mama's? I'm ready to cry rivers over this. I HATE her being on formula!!! And what's worse is knowing that it's my body that's not doing what it's supposed to! Guess I just needed to a bit. Sorry about that!