I spoke with a LC on Thursday and she wants me to take a break from breastfeeding because my nipples are in such bad shape and need time to heal. My supply is also low. So baby is getting bottles and I am pumping every three hours.I
Pumping sucks! It's time that I'm awake that I don't get to be with my baby. I have people here helping me right now which is great. Because I don't have time to feed her, change her, pump my breast milk, sanitize the bottles and get some sleep, food and things that I need for myself. It's tough.
I wouldn't mind the schedule so much if I was actually getting enough breastmilk to sustain her. But every time I pump, I get this little itty bitty amount. So I have to supplement with formula to keep her growing.
I'm trying all the home remedies for increasing supply, but nothing is working. So I'm going to talk to my doc about getting some medication so that I can keep breastfeeding. Has anyone done this? Did it work out?