Maintaining supply when I can't BF?HELP
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|Fri, 04-02-2010 - 9:44pm|
My daughter is 6 months 1 week old. I have exclusively breastfed her since birth. Unfortunately, I have uveitis and have to use steroids and prednisone drops that are contraindicated while BF'ing to decrease the pressure in my eye and bring my eye back to a normal state. Essentially, the meds are necessary or I could lose vision in my left eye due to the increased pressure.
I was and am extremely upset about this since I LOVE bfing my baby girl. I have been left with no options as the amount can be secreted into the bmilk. So.... my question is... I may be on this medication for 1 week. I am planning on pumping and already am during this time and my husband is going to feed our daughter formula as much as he can during this time.
I have never had issues with supply. She is gaining well. She weighs 21 pounds at 6 months.
Will my supply drop drastically even with pumping? What can I do to ensure that after I stop taking the medication I can have my daughter BF exclusively again?
Will she forget to latch on? Has anyone out there had to stop BFing and then gone back to BFing and been successful???
Should I take funegreek and eat oatmeal? What else can I do???
I am so depressed that I have to stop BFING temporarily and I hope with all my heart that we can go back to nursing exclusively after. Any advice and experience would be greatly appreciated.