Soooo, something strange is going on with my supply. I’m trying to decide if it is drying up, or if I just can’t keep up with my 20 pound boy. I’ve started him on solids of course, and maybe that is messing with my supply. But really, he doesn’t get them consistently. I’ve started trying to get in two meals a day, but he barely wants to eat. The only food that he seems consistently interested in are Pears, Peas, Carrots and sometimes Bananas. And sometimes Prunes. I can get him to eat some oatmeal in the morning as long as it’s mixed with a fruit( either the prunes or the pears). He will drink water from his sippy cup( but not the actual sippy cup, it has to have the lid off. He will drink straight from my glass if I let him.)
But anyway, I realized that I need milk for him when he starts going to day care and that my freezer supply is down to ONE bag of frozen milk.(WTF?) I eat Oatmeal every morning. I drink PLENTY of water. I try to eat healthy. I’ve tried Mother’s Milk Tea. The taste takes some getting used to, but it didn’t really boost my supply. I then moved on to the Mother Love More Milk Tincture. IT IS SO NASTY. But at first, it worked like a charm. But I didn’t take advantage and pump like crazy. Now, it seems to have stopped working at all. So yesterday, I got some straight Ferugreek tablets. I am also trying to pump or put the Pookah to the breast at least every two hours. I’m hoping that something works, because the boy simply REFUSED formula. I tried both Enfamil and Good Start. I still have the Similac and all the soy formula’s left.
But my boy knows the deal.
And my body is making it hard for me to send him to daycare dammit!
This is like the nightmare of when I first went back to work. Jeez.
I’m at work, and I’ve pumped out about 10 or 11 oz. In two pumping sessions. That’s what I used to get out at one session.
And of course, the Pookah is noticing that it takes longer for the milk to let down, and there seems to be less of it.
I know I can’t stress out about it because it that too affects my supply…….
But I’m stressed.
And I still have to wean him off of the swaddle this month……..
Damn Damn DAMN!!!