Karly - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My 9 and a half month old has always been too hyper-aware of things around her to be much into eating (nursing) or sleeping. But now at 9+ months I am hardley producing any milk any more! So, I've stared giving her formula once or twice a day and still try to nurse her three times a day. But even those three times a day I don't know if I have enough milk. She nurses for a very short amount of time and then quits. If I try to pump (over the past few months), I'll barley get an ounce out of each breast after 8 hours! (as opposed to 4-6 ounces from one breast after 4 hours earlier on). I really don't want to keep doing this formula thing. It's expensive and I feel like I"m ALWAYS washing bottles. I had planned on nursing for the full first year. I'm thinking about trying to take something to increase my milk supply (as well as trying to drink more water and start taking vitamins again. I stopped taking my prenatal after a couple months after my baby was born when I ran out.) Does anyone else have advice or been through the same thing? I REALLY appreciate any input. Thanks!!!