Hello yummy mummies, I'm after some BF support and ideas. I have my heart set on breastfeeding but I am finding it very hard.
DS is 13 weeks old and in the 99th percentile for length since birth. Despite adequate weekly weight gain, wet nappies etc he is still hungry at the end of a feed and starts to cry! It's heartbreaking as he does this 70% of day time feeds. People comment that he is still hungry but I am empty and he does not keep sucking if it's not coming fast! It means that I only feel confident to feed at home where I can distract him afterwards and don't feel bad in front of others - although it sounds like I am keeping my baby hungry, I have been assured by several lactation consultants that he is gaining well. In just 4 days last week he gained 140g
I can usually distract him and he settles within 10 minutes but I feel terrible. Should I be topping him up with formula?
Has anyone else had this and what did you do? I take fenugreek, blessed thistle, have taken motilium, I pump a d drink loads of water and eat every two hours. Any ideas on how to handle this and please give me strength to persevere!!!