So, the first two weeks were great. Then I got an infection that kept me from BFing. Then I think I had some plugged ducts, that made getting back up to speed after the infection a challenge. Then I was told to supplement with formula until the nursing sessions got longer and the formula feedings got shorter...but the opposite happened. By yesterday I was so disheartened I made an emergency appointment with an LC for today.
She told me that although I am still making milk...its such a small amount that this isnt an issue of increasing supply...but completely relactating. She also told me that even with my best effort it might not work. CRUSHING!
So I'm here completely recommitted to nursing, no matter the effort. This is what I'm doing as of today:
1. Pumping for 5-10 minutes hourly until midnight, then pumping once at 4, then resuming hourly pumping at 8.
2. Putting baby to breast as often as she will let me. She's a good latcher...but peeved at the low supply.
3. Mothers milk tea
4. Oatmeal cookies
5. Emailed the doc for a domperidone scrip... probably wont get it.
6. Crossing fingers and hoping.
I might go buy some odouls tomorrow too. I'm just going to try everything I can until I either succeed and pray I dont burn out along the way.
Any tricks/tips I have missed?