Hey everyone! I have been reading everyone's posts but I haven't posted lately because my iPad is a pain to type on and my husband hogs the computer, but finally I could grab it.
So we ended up having to supplement breastfeeding with formula after Nate dropped an entire pound. Since then he has passed his birth weight by a couple of ounces. Yay for him. But this set up has me COMPLETELY exhausted.
Because I am nursing first and then giving him a bottle, feedings take an hour. He eats 3-4 oz a feeding after nursing. I pump after nursing as well. Then he is eating every 1 1/2 - 2 hours. (Initiated by him) At night, after feedings, he is wide awake and takes forever to get back to sleep so by the time I get him down, it's almost time to eat again. If our nights went a little more smoothly with him falling back asleep easily after eating, I would feel a lot better.
I'm not sure how long I can keep this up. I know that it eventually gets better. I remember it will Allie, but I am having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel right now. My supply is more than with DD but it is not increasing and the LC's have told me that I will most likely never make enough to BF exclusively (or even provide more than an "appetizer" to the real meal). I want to give up at least 10x a day and then I feel heart-wrenching guilt about it.