GRIEVING - BF not working, kinda long
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|Sun, 07-26-2009 - 11:28am|
SO I have been breastfeeding LO from day one and have supplemented on and off. The only way she will have a poopy diaper naturally is with formula. And she is a EXTREMELY GASSY baby, it is VERY smelly gas (we thought it was the dog for awhile). Right now I BF, with a bottle of formula and BM at night and BF the rest of the time with no supplementing, but she is always starving it seems. Just this morning I BF her (heard her swallow alot, she pulled off, I felt like my breast were empty) but she was still screaming and fussy and trying to latch on but just playing with it really, so I fix a 4 oz bottle (no problem with nipple confusion, she is a NICU baby) and she tore it up trying to get the milk out, she drank it all. When I pump at night (1 time all day) I get 2-3 ozs. I am eating, drinking good, have taken fenugreek from which I saw NO increase in my milk (I am taking about 4,000 -5,600 mg a day, 3-4 pills 3-4 times a day, just depends on my memory). Can my milk be lacking in something? I will say when she gets the formula she is a happy baby, on just BF she crys pretty much all the time. She was 5lbs 15ozs when born and about 8lbs 3ozs now at 7 weeks old.
I am devestated that my body is doing this to me!!!!!... I cried all last night when DH finally voiced his concern that the BF isn't cutting it and we need to do something. I love that time together with her, it is something that only I can give her. I don't want to give up but I want a healthy, happy baby also.
ANY ADVICE OR IDEAS?TIA!!!!!!