Holly - posted on 03/05/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
I wanted to exclusively breastfeed ever since i found out i was pregnant! And it was going great for a week and then my son got RSV. He couldnt feed from for more than a few mins at a time before he would start a coughing fit and the breathing treatments made him cranky and very thirsty. my pediatrician said he was loosing weight and i had to do formula. i refused to fully do formula so i would put him on me as long as possible and then supplement. i couldn't afford a pump until my hubby got paid so supplementing was the only answer and i was upset but my son had to eat so i did it. After 3 weeks he was finally well and able to breath again and fed more on me and less supplementing. i was able to buy a pump and started pumping but only got an ounce or so from both. i am taking fenugreek and trying to up my supply. i now pump 2 or 3 ounces at a time from both and its been a month. but he eats so much i still have 2 supplement 2 to 3 feedings a day. i want 2 go back to exclusively BF, but he eats so much , feeds about every hour and its been this way since he got well ( almost 5 weeks) how can i get him to breast feed only? i can hardly pump b/c he is always feeding and still wanting more when i have nothing left! help me!