I'm wondering if keeping a record of formula taken and weighing nappies would be a good indication of how much milk my baby gets from me? Has anyone tried this?
I have a gorgeous month old baby boy, a brother for my beautiful 16 month old daughter. I had a tough time feeding my daughter, I never made enough milk and had to supplement from two weeks old.
I tried everything to increase my supply but nothing worked for me. I continued to put her to my breast for a year so she could get whatever I could give. Being unable to breastfeed my baby girl was absolutely heartbreaking for me.
I was delighted to discover I was pregnant again, although I was anxious that I would have the same trouble again.
I put my son to my breast as soon as he was born and as much as possible there after. I felt things were going better for me this time, but his weight dropped by 1lb 4oz.
I again have to supplement, with little success expressing. I'm working hard to not let it get me so down this time around, it took me a long time to come to terms with being unable to feed my daughter. I became quite withdrawn as it consumed all my thinking.
I know my son gets some milk from me, but have no idea how much. I sometimes feel guilty for putting my baby to my breast when I fear he isn't getting very much, but keep telling myself every drop is a bonus. Do babies pass the same amount as they take in or do they hold onto some? Am I obsessing?
My heart goes out to all other women in a similar situation x