I have been bf'ing my son for the past 6 months now, he will be 7 months next week. Occasionally I have to give a bottle of formula but not that often maybe about 3 times a week. I do not pump often either, which i should be but I never get the time to do it . When i rarely pump i get 2-3.5 oz out of each breast so I know there's milk in their lol. My breast used to leak a lot when he was around 3-4 months then it stopped, they even used to feel full. Now they feel very empty and soft so im freaking out right now.
For about 2 weeks now I have noticed a huge drop in my supply. He pulls at the breast, kicks, moves, latches off and fuss or talk at the breast. This goes on during the day time, night time feeding and mid night feeding are normal he drink then sleeps. He's been on solids for about a month now and still nurses every 2-3 hours. The weird thing is that he doesn't wet very often, maybe 5 wets a day. Right now we are using cloth diapers so its a little hard to tell how often still and also his urine is very strong smelling almost like cat box. This is the reason why I started using formula the Dr. said to do that to add some water in his diet but he wont drink just plain water, it has to have a hint of juice in it. Do I need to nurse him more or pump on a more regular basis, or eat more? When i had him i was 175lb and he was 6lbs 10 oz. Now im 127lbs and he is 16lbs 11oz, so I know i did something right since he gained all that weight lol. Is my supply getting low b/c of how much weight i lost? Or do I need to like nap or something, I very active I take him and my 19 month old to the park every other day so napping is pretty hard to do
I would appreciate any help or advice please b/c I dont want to give up on breast feeding im looking to go as long as he wants it, with my daughter she stopped at 3 months due to supply issues so im trying to avoid that with him thanks