Mallory - posted on 08/02/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
Okay.. so my daughter will be 6wk tomorrow and I have tried and tried and tried to exclusivley BF her. That is how I started out in the begining... after a few weeks, we started to have some problems. She was feeding for about 45 minutes, every 2 hours. I was never getting sleep or rest or wasn't even able to keep a shirt on! I started to talk with some LC from the hospital I delivered at and the pediatricians office. We figured out she was suckiling instead of nursing- well we corrected that problem but then created a new one- each feeding she wasn't getting enough to make her full because I wasn't producing fast enough to keep her little belly full. So, I started pumping her 3oz bottles for every feeding, but I still wasn't able to keep stock on the milk. I was pumping a bottle for the next feeding- couldn't keep stock. I have continued to pump and pump and pump and I latch her on for a few minutes after every feeding. She's currently on formula bottles with a few breast milk bottles throughout the day. But now, my supply is like totally gone. It took me an entire day to pump a 4oz bottle.
I feel terrible to have to stop BF my daughter. I feel very guilty. I am trying to do everything possible to continue to BF her. Does anybody have any suggestions outside of putting a tube in my milk ducts to drain it out??? Please help.