Brittany - posted on 09/01/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son is 5 months old, and he is starting to eat more. When I bottle feed him, I notice that he wants to eat 8/9 ounces. But when I pump, I only get 6/7 ounces. I usually have to combine two pumpings to give him a full feeding on a bottle. Also, lately, he has started to want more after I BF, so I have to give him a little formula. I started him on cereal last month for his evening feeding, but even this doesn't seem to satisfy him.
He has scheduled himself to eating every 4 hours during the day, and sleeping through the night. This usually means 4 feedings during the day: 8, 12, 4, & 8.
I am not on any kind of birth control, and I refuse to take medication, even for my migraines and ovarian cysts. I can't think of anything that I am doing to hinder milk production.
I don't know if there is a way to stimulate more milk production, or if I am just out of luck. I definately DON'T want to stop BFing! But right now, I feel horrible that I don't have enough to feed him. I want to give him the best nutrition possible, and I feel like that is BFing. I'm just not sure what to do.