Monday, May 19, 2008

What do ya do?

So the nursing drama continues on....although I should call it the starving child drama now. After I talked to the Dr. last week and he suggested that I start supplementing formula for Tayden I really wanted to hold off as long as I could. Well that has been unsuccessful. I have been having to give him formula after I feed him all week now cause as soon as he is done nursing he is not content at all....he is actually screamin angry. I thought about something the Dr. had said...he mentioned that next week at his appointment we can see what his weight looks like and that will be a sure sign whether or not he has been getting enough. Well I weighed him at our house and at Jared's parents house and both scales said that he is still the same weight he was at his 4 month appointment. What?! No wonder the kid is so angry....I have been starving him. I will be curious to see what the scale says next week at his appointment. Until then I have still been nursing him like crazy and supplementing formula when I have to. It's frustrating for me cause I am really not ready to be done nursing and I thought that this time around would be so different. I guess I was wrong. I just hope that as I have to continue to give him more formula that I won't completely dry up or that he won't start refusing to even try nursing (like Boston did) because he knows he can get what he wants and get it easier from the bottle.

6 comments:

Mandi said...

I'm sorry. That totally sucks. Don't give up! That probably means he weighs less than My chunky Kenna now. She was 15 lbs at her 4 month... Hope we get to see you guys soon.

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

It's never fun when your body just doesn't cooperate. I know that I ahve had a lot of feeling of failure as a mom over nursing with Seger. It's a tough one. hang in there.

lindsay>boo said...

Sorry, Myca. That is so frustrating.

mumovearls said...

ahwww Myca... that is so sad I feel for you on the not being ready to be done nursing thing... but sometimes it just doesn't work out. (Are you on birth control? because sometimes that can make your milk supply low if you stop it can increase over night)that could be why...Anyways call me...
how is the photo editing going? did you get any filters yet? later-n

Tom said...

I was sad when I quit nursing too...

tamiearl said...

I know this is difficult for you, Myca, but I'm here to testify that your baby will do just fine if you need to stop nursing and both of you might even be happier at this point. Just a thought...
Thanks for your willingness to have Mom and I stay with you during the funeral. Sorry it didn't work out, but I appreciate your willing spirit.