Michelle - posted on 11/09/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hello everyone... i'm kind of new to Circle of Moms and fairly new to parenting. I have a 3 month old daughter who is an angel. Don't hate me for saying this but she has slept through the night since she was only 3 weeks old. (Though she has given me some sleepless nights when transitioning her to sleep in the crib.) I was able to successfully breast feed her exclusively for 1.5 months but my milk supply has dropped to the point that I have needed to supplement her a bit after nursing. I really don't like this idea and have been trying to build my milk supply back up. I have a feeling because she sleeps for 9-10 hours a night my body has slowed down it's supply.
I have heard suggestions like drink lots of water (which I've been trying to do), eat properly, and nurse her often to help bring it back. Problem is when she naps during the day she's usually out for 4-5 hours at a time.... should I wake her and try to nurse her or let her sleep? I have found that if I offer her my breast before 3-4 hours after her last feed she will eat for about 5 min but if she's not hungry she will end up spitting it all back up. (which is not fun for either of us).
What are some other things I can do or try.... I really want to get her off the formula completely.