Obviously I suck at this feature... it has been on hiatus, ok? For this one I am just asking more for advice and life experiences.
I am breastfeeding Owen and it is going well. Better than it did with Lola (I dried up at 5 months :( ) But he is getting so big and eating tons and I can't keep up with him so we supplement him with formula. We have tried rice cereal and he hates it. So we are going to give it another go soon and see how that goes but my question is:
Were you able to keep up with your babies appetite as they started eating more? Other things that I think may factor in are the fact that I work so 3 days a week I have to pump at work and the fact that he sleeps through the night now. Could it be that since I am pumping, at work, my milk has not increased? Could not feeding or pumping through the night affect it? What do you ladies think and what are/were your breastfeeding experiences like?
|Pumping at work... the story of my life.|
UPDATED- I have had a few questions asked so here are the answers. I pump every 3 hours at work and I work 10 hour days so I pump 3 times most days. Unless I am way busy then sometimes it is 2. Also I am not having a dip in production, it just hasn't increased as he has gained a bigger appetite. We are talking from 5 to 8oz's! I do have mother's milk tea and an herbal supplement to help with production but I haven't resorted to those yet :)