Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sleep is nice....

And we all got sleep last night.... Yay!

Mylicon worked like a charm. As did soy formula. I wish I was giving them breastmilk exclusively but it's still not going well. I have pretty much decided to pump from now on. Of course we will have our snuggle skin time but none of us can take the pressure of actually nursing. If I can start pumping 30oz a day It will be enough for them for now, then hopefully my milk will continue to increase with time.

Good thing is this morning I pumped 5oz. Bad thing is my next session was barely an ounce. I am gonna order some mothers milk tea and see if I can swing getting a new, stronger double pump to save time and get more bang. But I know they are pricey so I may have to rent something.

I figure at least they will be getting my milk, right?

I will continue to try nursing this week but if it doesn't work it's ok.

Oh, and Jenna mentioned a possible dairy allergy in a previous comment. I have been thinking about that, especially since I had a terrible intolerance to dairy and beef during part of my pregnancy. I think dairy may be the big culprit especially because of the soy switch and the effect it had.

Side note - Riley has had a blocked tear duct for a couple days now. I have been putting a warm compress on her eye and massaging the duct area but I also put breast milk on it tonight to see if that helps...stay tuned! :)


matt and shell said...

HEy there , Sorry about the nursing struggles, Its not easy, I really feel for you. I am blessed by your effort.
If you want to increase your milk supply I would HIGHY reccomend taking the herb FENUGREEK. I was struggling with not getting enough milk , took some fenugreek ,and had DOUBLE the amount the next morning!! It works really well and is totally natural.

sweetpeanme said...

Poor little Riley...that's no fun! Ouchie!

Let me know what you think about the stronger pump. I was thinking about renting one from the hospital...I heard you can rent one for three months for about $125 around here.

Hooray for Mylicon!!! I have a nice little stash of it in my medicine cabinet...I'm just waiting for my kiddos to have colic issues...Katie...then your little I next??!! AHHH!! :o)

Lauren said...

The breast milk might work. It totally cleared up Noah's newborn rash in like, a day or two! Such wonderful healing properties:) I should rub it on my own face and see what happens!