Hi there, I'm bran-spanking new here and I'd sure love some assistance.
My little guy won't nurse right now. He refuses. He's had reflux disease and extreme flatulence.
My husband and I attended a couples training last week and were asked by the administrators to leave our children elsewhere for the weekend so that we could concentrate just on our relationship.
My milk supply has been soooo low, so that when we left the baby and his big sister with my in-laws, he had enough "boob-juice" for a bottle and a half. Apparently the days following when he didn't have the breast milk, the flatulence and throwing up stopped.
Since he won't nurse and my supply has been so low I've been pumping every day and only producing about 8 to10 ounces a day. My nipples are completely thrashed. I've got a wound on one that opens every time I pump and blood keeps staining my bras.
I don't know what to do. It sounds like my husband doesn't want me to give our little guy breast milk anymore (he's only 11 weeks!) because he and the rest of my in-laws believe it's my milk making him ill or that the combination of the formula and bmilk was the culprit and since he refuses to nurse and I don't have enough milk for him, I should just stopped.
I'm scared. I'm feeling reeeeeally guilty and I'm really sad.