Anita - posted on 04/17/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
For the first few days after my daughter was born, I breastfed. She lost 13% of her body weight and I was told to supplement with formula. After about one week they said I could stop supplementing, but she wasn't getting full from strictly breastfeeding. I couldn't stand to see her cry so long after feedings so I started giving her formula after breastfeeding. This caused my milk production to decrease. I started pumping to see how much I was producing and I'd only get 1-2 ounces... Even when she was 8wks old. She is now 3 months old and I still only get 1-2 ounces. Now she is so used to the bottle that she refuses to breastfeed. So now because of my own fault I am stressing out because not only do I not produce enough to strictly give her pumped milk, she first breastfeed anymore either. I've tried Fenugreek and mothers milk but they don't seem to help at all. I know it's probably too late to fix my two problems but does anyone have any tips?