I was almost ready to throw in the towel and start a formula supplement next week...but after reading some forums...thank you so much I feel better. Please let me know if my baby is getting the milk she needs.
My daughter is four months and I have been bf her fulltime. She was gettting a bottle of bm once a day from my husband. I just went back to work last week and I am already stressed about having enough milk for her while I am gone. I had my mom give her4 oz bottles while I was at work MWF. If I missed a feeding I used to pump out at least 4 oz,so that is what I was gauging my feedings on. I work from home on TTH which I thought would help keep up my milk supply. While I was at work pumping, I tried to pump every three hours. I only pumped out a little over 3 oz. I thought I was losing milk, but is this normal?
The baby also has been fussy after bf the last few days, so I really thought she was not getting enough milk. She is on a 3-3.5 hour feeding schedule. She usually wakes up once a night around 4AM for a feeding as well after having a feeding at 10:30PM. She has not really been sleeping through the night...is this normal for a bf baby? My son was mostly on formula and he slept through the night at 3 months so I am not sure.
I just want to make sure she is getting enough milk....all advice is welcome.
She is also getting two teeth on the bottom, they have both broken through...and she has a stuffy nose....which can all contribute to the fussiness. My mom takes care of her while I am gone so she has suggested giving her more milk....but she has really been very good while I am away.....not fussy at all. It seems like she's just fussy when I am BF her.
I just feed her about an hour ago......and she was fine so I'm unsure if I should even think about formula yet. I have about 16 oz of frozen BM, but my frozen supply is going fast.
Thank you for all suggestions.....