This question is for a friend of mine (Lindsay) who for one reason or another does not want to use the boards... w/e you guys are wonderful
Anyway she's still struggling so I thought I'd ask on her behalf. :
Her daughter Elizabeth is 4 months old. Lindsay is away at work from 5AM - 3:30PM. Her husband watches her until 7AM and she gets one bottle then (3oz). She then goes to daycare where she gets 2 bottles of 3oz - about one every three hours. She then nurses her daughter in the evening and at night at will.
Her daughter has stopped gaining weight and was very small to start with. The Peds are concerned for sure, and have recommended a supplementer (SNS?) to get Elizabeth more milk when she's nursing.
She pumps plenty (shes very sore as it is) , and she has plenty of milk - however she states that when it separates out there is barely 1/8th of an inch of hind milk on the top. She does compressions and hand expresses after pumping to get the last tiny drops.. I really do think she's doing her best there.
She admits to eating a crappy diet-
Elizabeth is no longer interested in bf-ing once the letdown is over, but Lindsay hasn't seen any major results with the SNS either- which I would think would be a great improvement if she was disappointed with flow. Seems she just has a tiny stomach.
I told her to see if she'd be interested in a bottle every 2 hours instead of 3...?
I am not experienced enough to offer any other advice to her? She's already doing everything I can think of ? I did read a post where some woman was adding oil to the milk to help with weight gain. NOt sure.
Awaiting your valuable insight!