I'm between a rock and a hard place here. I feel like my supply is drying up despite my best efforts. I pump after nursing Lyla to try to get my production up, but it doesn't work. I drink plenty of water and I still nurse Lyla about every 2.5 hours. Part of the reason that I'm having to nurse so often is that I dont' think she's getting enough, she never seems satisfied and gets frustrated while nursing.
I can still pump about 8 ounces first thing when I wake up, but I always end up giving Lyla a bottle of expressed BM when she wakes up. The only time she will go more than 2 hours between feedings is when I give her about 5 ounces of BM in a bottle (which she generally chugs like she's starving). I can't feed her all day on the 8 ounces I pump in the morning though, and my body doesn't make enough the rest of the day.
To add to all of that, the pain when she nurses is EXCRUCIATING! It feels like my nipples are on FIRE, it hurts soooo bad. I've been really considering switching her to formula, having already met my 6 month goal, but part of me rebels against that. Let's not forget how insanely expensive formula is!
What do you think?
:fallingbricks: Ugh! Can you tell I'm having a bad night? I'll probably come look at my threads in the morning and hate myself for all this stupid whining. . . And I had one more I was gonna post, but I think I'll reign myself in. . . :digging: