I'm trying to nurse my two kids more. Mainly I'm trying to turn my life around but am not having a lot of success. I'm really stuck in a rut. As I have a mother-in-law who at first wanted me to go breast as much as possible, but as things continued decided bottle was much better. Hubby's gone, SFIL (Step-Father-In-Law) is gone 3/4 of the time, FIL and SMIL are not around. In short, my only support is me now. I live with MIL and SFIL.
How it mainly goes when I feed 'em by breast, before or after solids, is that they will fuss like they are still hungry. Most of the time I will prop a bottle or two in order to get something done around the house. As when they are napping, one to two times a day, I'm either napping or trying to collect myself emotionally.
I've tried NUMEROUS things, but nothing seems help. I've tried pumping and doing house chores. Wearing a kid and doing house chores. Using Fenugreek, oatmeal, milk.
Here is what I would like to do:
BF kids till two years old or self wean, which ever is first. Really be involved in the baby stage of life.
Any advice on how to turn this situation around? How can I up my supply and still get stuff done around the house?