Erin - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have been exclusively breastfeeding my daughter since she was born but I feel like I can no longer keep up! My milk is so inconsistent and I feel bad for her when she cries and I cannot feed her. I have no idea if the mini pill the the culprit but it all started at the same time. Before I could feed Emma pump 30-60min later get 2-4oz and be full again for her in another hour so. I was making/storing bottles non-stop. Now I barely get 3-4oz each feeding, I can't pump in btwn feedings and I'm not storing anything because Emma is eating more 4-8oz a feeding. I can't keep up! The only time I can pump 2 bottles is when I go a long period of time like during the night. I don't know if I should supplement with formula, stop the pill, or maybe both? My Dr has said the pill shouldn't be doing this and Emma's Dr says she's gaining weight and is making plenty of diapers which means she is eating well. I just feel like there is something wrong, like I said I cannot keep up and I don't know what I'm going to do when I go back to work in 2wks if I can't get ahead of her and start storing. I'm bummed because it was going so well and now we're struggling...?
Wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Have any of you supplemented with formula if so what do you use? I haven't even begun to look at formulas to see which is best. Any help would be wonderful!