Milk Supply Issues Here too!
I think i posted this in the wrong section as i didn't get any feedback so i'm hoping this section will help me...
it's been awhile since i posted. I posted when my son was first born (8 months ago) we had terrible issues with breastfeeding for nearly 5 months straight. finally we are all better and breastfeeding doesnt hurt. but now my problem is this. over the past few weeks i've had to give my son formula after he's nursed and at night we switched him to formula as well due to the lack of sleep i'm getting from his constant night nursings... constant. i know a lot of you moms out there will probably secretly question why i formula feed at night and nurse during the day, but i have to try something to get him to sleep better. now during the day lately, he's been nursing less and less, i try to nurse him every 3 hours but he'll suck for a few minutes, pop off, suck, pop off, scrunch his face deep into my breast, repeat, scrunch again...done. so i get a bottle and a lot of the time he'll chug that down. sometimes not, like today... he's refusing everything. breast, bottle, nap, i'm going crazy tired. so i'm wondering how do i tell if he's weaning or if he's actually getting enough? i've not pumped as the last time i did that i got 1-2 ounces and most say it's not a good indicator anyway. i'm just confused as to what to do. i was hoping to nurse until he is 12 months with the addition of formula as well, but i'm afraid i might have to stop nursing due to supply? how does one tell if he's satisfied with the breast? i drank 2 cups of mother's milk tea last night (it was late so i didn't get in much), does this really help? he's constantly been teething, i just don't know what to make of all of it.
Mom to Heatley born 08-22-08
9.2#'s - 22 1/2" long