Hi all! I was thinking it might be nice to get some support and hear from other moms who are supplementing or have supplemented in addition to BFing. Anyone care to chime in?
LO's Age: 6 weeks on Fri
Reason for supplementing: low supply, likely due to insufficient glandular tissue
Are you pumping?: The dreaded question - I hate pumping! I get almost nothing out and I just don't have time. I will be WOH 1 day a week so I'll need to pump that day.
Work status?: WAH 4 days, WOH 1 day.
BFing how often?: LO feeds about 7-8 times a day. I always BF before giving him formula, then he often goes back to the breast for comfort. All of those extra little sessions don't seem to help my supply.
Taking any supplements?: I'm taking Lactation Boost from Honest Company and I recently started domperidone. I'm not sure if it's working yet.
How are you feeling?: I'm thrilled that LO seems to love BFing so much and that I can do it, but it makes me sad that I can't provide all he needs. He's taking 3-4 oz of formula at each feeding. I'm really hoping the domperidone helps.