Lauren - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
My son Henry is almost 10 weeks. He has been exclusively breastfed (other than occasional pumped milk when I was away from him) until our las pediatrician visit. The doctor says he is not gaining enough weight and that we have to supplement him with formula (1oz each feeding). I was crushed!!! I'm doing everything I can think of....I pump after each feeding to increase my body's response. I eat regularly (as possible with a newborn) and drink water all day long. I'm taking 3 Fenugreek capsules 3 times daily (just started after the doc visit). What else can I do? The only time my breasts get full enough to leak is in the morning after his big sleep. By the night time my supply is real low.
Henry IS a lazy eater, he nurses for 30-45 minutes every 2 hours and it is a constant struggle to keep him awake. I MUST conquer this, I refuse to give in to the formula monster... but what else can I do?