Chasity - posted on 07/30/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi, I have a couple of concerns and no one really to talk to:
a. both nipples are really sore and burn after nursing but I'm not sure if it is thrush or my 2 month old's latch. He doesn't have any white patches in his mouth that I can see and it seems to be worse after he drains me. I think he's on a growth spurt as he wants to feed every 1 hr in spurts.
b. could I have too little milk? I seem really full in the morning but by early afternoon he fusses. When I pump I get 3 oz but he feeds on both sides so I'm guessing he consumes 5-6oz a feed. Can I increase my milk naturally? I was on a prescription but it gave me headaches so I weaned off of it.
c. is it really wrong to supplement with one bottle of formula a day? I did this the other night to top him up and he seemed really content and slept for 4 hrs but I feel really guilty and heard it will slow down my milk production...