Tuesday, May 06, 2008

You Can Refer to me as the Milking Cow.

So the last few weeks Tayden has been quite the fussy bug. I just really couldn't figure out what his deal was. Then a couple weeks ago at work I noticed that I was hardly pumping anything...like maybe barely 3 ounces...which is way less than I am sure he normally eats. So I began to think that maybe this is why he has been so fussy. I really want to be able to nurse as long as possible so I stopped working out thinking that may be contributing to the drop in my milk. I waited it out and went two weeks without working out at all...hoping that I would go back to work and my milk would be back up to normal and Tayden would be his sweet little happy self. On top of that I started letting Tayden nurse every time he acted fussy...I'm talking it's been like 3 or 4 days of me nursing every hour and a half. He is obviously hungry cause every time that seems to be what he wants. Anyway I get to work last night and all I pump is 2 ounces! 2 stinkin ounces...what the?! So I don't know what the deal is...I am obivously a horrible milking cow...my body is not doing it's job. Today I nursed him and when he finished he was so bent out of shape cause he was still hungry...I tried to get him to latch back on, but he wasn't getting anything and my milk wouldn't let down so he just kept getting more and more angry. So I went and made 2 ounces of formula to see what he would do and he inhaled it. This happened to me with Boston and I ended up on some meds to help increase my milk, but they never really did the job and he ended up weening himself at like 7 months. I called the Dr. today and the first thing he asked me was if I had been working out or dieting or loosing weight. I told him that I had started working out more seriously but when I noticed the drop in my milk that I stopped. I haven't changed the way I have been eating at all, but I have lost weight kinda involuntary. He told me that if I wanted to get my milk back up and keep nursing, to let Tayden nurse any time he fusses or acts like he wants to...basically what I have already been doing. He said if that doesn't work then I may have to try the medication again or start supplementing formula. So any idea I had before of when Tayden is hungry or tired or just wanting attention is totally shot now. I have no clue what he is wanting when he fusses now. I just nurse him all day long....which is ok, but I am very disappointed in my boobs at the moment....they just aren't cuttin it.

8 comments:

El Chidote said...

dont worry they look very nice.....I think they are doing the job just fine. Love your Husband.

Mandi said...

Ok, what a funny post. That poor little chunk is starving to death. And I have to say...I don't feel too bad for you with the whole involuntary weight loss thing...yeah. Boo-hoo. JK It'll all work itself out. Hang in there!! How big is he now? Kenna has her well check tomorrow..we'll see what she is up to!

People Know Me said...

i also am very disappointed in your boobs. worthless

lindsay>boo said...

Have you tried that organic mothers milk tea? It really does help. Also, if you have a double electric pump, you should try pumping on both sides for 15 min. right after you nurse him each time. Then when he wants to eat next, you nurse him and give what you pumped before. You keep doing that for a good few days and you should see your supply go up dramatically. You might not see results from how much you pumped, but by the fact he is more satisfied.

Kimmy said...

I have no advice...I just thought it was a funny post. (Although I'm sure you're not trying to be funny. It just made me chuckle.)

deatherages said...

Drink a lot of water. That worked well for me. Good luck Myc! Keep up the good work.

Anna Beal said...

You are quite the trooper with the nursing. Personally I hate it, never did like it, and probably will never try it again. I love the double pump. I would pump for 10 minutes every four hours and use that to bottle feed, then I would deep freeze the rest for later.

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

I hear ya! I have been on meds for the last 5 months to nurse Seger. He has finally out chunked me and nothing I can do will make enough milk for that chubby baby! And he has also started to bite!! So we are weaning! Good luck with your little chubby guy.