Megan - posted on 02/09/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
When I was breastfeeding my son it was going well at first then after two weeks my milk supply began to dwindle. The doctor told me to supplement until my milk supply caught up with his needs. He would feed every two hours during this time and I would have him latch on whenever I could.
Before I began supplementing my breasts went from being engorged(at this time I would pump right after he fed because there was so much) to seeming dried up and even when squeezing nothing would come out. I pumped when he was sleeping but even that didn't help. My mother claims to have had the same issue of her milk supply dwindling after a few months. Watch could have caused this before I had begun supplementing. He did use a pacifier but just when he was asleep. My doctors prescribed regular birth control after I began supplementing, could this have been the issue?
Now that I look back I wish that I would have tried a little harder because now I feel like I am missing something. What can you do to feel differently and would I feel guilty I breastfed a possible second baby because I failed to do so with first?