So...I have had an absolute terrible time breastfeeding. It was really important to me to do it and I have done everything I can do to make it work. I was doing well working through the extreme pain I am in, visiting a LC each week, etc. But my baby cries all of the time when she isn't sleeping or eating. I am serious when I estimate it is 90% of her awake time. I have had a feeling that it is something in my diet so for the past couple of weeks I have been eliminating things and eating a wide variety of foods and have tried gripe water and everything that is recommended and nothing is helping.
Several time a day - especially when I am curling my toes and shuffling my feet as she latches or when she is red-faced screaming - I think about trying formula to see if that will help. I am not at the point that I am ready to give up if I am not certain that is my diet that's causing her fussiness so I don't want to do anything that will mess up my supply, but I am curious to see if formula will help her to feel better. I know they say supplementing with formula will decrease supply - but what if I am pumping at the time that she is having her bottle of formula? Shouldn't that keep my supply up? I just don't want to make a decision I can't go back on.
My next appointment with the Dr isn't until January, and I go to see the LC again next week so I will bring this up then, but I thought I'd run it by you girls first. Any advice on this would be really helpful if any of you have any insight into it or experience with a similar situation. I am really at a crossroads on what to do - I just want that happy baby that I see a glimpse of every once and a while!
Sorry for the ramble!