Ronda - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )
My daughter is 6 1/2 months old and about a month ago my milk supply suddenly reduced...A LOT. I was unsure of what was going on at first and whenever i tried to feed my daughter she would whine and fuss through all of her feedings then just fall asleep. I assumed she just had gas or was just tired but after a while I started to worry about the way my breasts felt, usually they felt tight and full if I skipped or missed one feeding and it then started to take me 4 or 5 hours to even feel half full. So I started pumping like crazy and mixing her milk with formula. The pumping did not make it increase and my milk kept going down. Now I am down to only being able to feed her only once a day...and I have been pretty down about it. I had planned on doing this for as long as I could and when I am online about it I get harrassing messages saying "i only give the best for my child" or "only breastmilk for mine".
People get the feel that I just gave up and thats not the case. I have been taking fenugreek to try and get it back and it is taking forever and I would love to keep going. How do I cope with the negative feedback I get from people?!