Hi everyone I was just wondering if anyone could offer me some help? I'm a new mummy whose 5 wk old has had somewhat of a rough start in life. I wont bore you with all the details but unfortunately due to the stress my milk supply has been very limited. I'm currently taking medication to help increase my supply and also taking herbal supplements as well. I am expressing as well but have had to resort to top up feeding with formula.
My little boy has been bleeding from the bottom quite seriously and it looks as though he has an allergy to milk proteins. We now have a prescription for a formula which is milk and soy free and the problem has definitely improved. Just wondering if anyone can offer some guidance as to what i can and cannot eat whilst I continue to breastfeed? I've found info on the effects of the milk protein but not any alternate foods for myself. Anything you can offer to increase my milk supply would also be greatly appreciated.
I've worked so hard to continue breastfeeding, I'd like to keep going for as long as possible. Thanks x