DD is 8 weeks old tomorrow. I have been doing everything I can to breastfeed her, but she has had formula comps on and off (when I don't have enough expressed) since birth. My supply was low and I'm on Motilium which has made a difference. I've also been expressing, taking fenugreek capsules and drinking heaps of water.
The problem is that she's underweight. It kills me that I haven't been able to produce the food she needs. Things seemed to be picking up during a recent stay at tresillian, she appeared to be feeding well and sleeping well so I assumed she was getting enough. Then she got weighed and she'd lost 15g. She should be gaining! I was devastated and lost all the confidence in breastfeeding that I'd built up.
I really wanted to get to at least 12 weeks but it is just killing me. I'm so worked up about it, feeds are becoming an ordeal as I am so concerned about her weight. I don't know how to process these feelings of guilt and disappointment.
I guess I'm just looking for anyone else who has a similar story - how did you get through it? Did you find a manageable way to go forward or move on to formula?