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Well, where do I start. My little one seems to be constantly hungry, and not a little bit. I was breastfeeding her and then expressed topups afterwards (milk really took a long time to come in in hospital). Tried not to do the top ups and just offerring the breast time and time again but this ended up with unhappy child and unhappy mother. She would go from feed to feed with no sleeping, not content and really looking for more food. That was fine but after an hour of breastfeeding (and then expressed topups as extra), me then having to express and then trying to put her to bed, it was taking too long. At that point I already thought my milk supply seemed to be dropping. So, after many conversations with hubby, decided to just express and give those to her, saves me some time and frustration and bub seemed more content and started sleeping. Then, again my milk supply seemed to decrease. I have tried everything to increase the supply with nil results.
At this point, I am going to have to start supplementing with formula as I just dont seem to have enough for her. For a little one her size, she should be having somewhere between 60 - 120mls per feed (as per the back of the formula tin) but with the expressed milk, she is having anywhere between 100 - 150mls per feed. I can maybe express 80ish, sometimes 100mls so hence the constantly hungry!!!!
What have your experiences been???