I put this in the mixed section because I'm not opposed to start the ottle if thats what I need to do.... But I will be seeing my GP as well, I just wanted some mothers advice too.
My LO is 13 weeks old and exclusively BFing. Last week I got AF... I told my mum on the weekend and she asked me if my milk was drying up, it seemed fine though. Ive changed nothing in the past week, eating welll and frequently. Bub was pretty sick last week but is much better now.
Sunday night my boobs where not ''re-filling'' as usual and I thought nothing of it, they fill up over night anyway... This has not happened since. Bub sleeps for at least 6 hours overnight and they are not getting full.
He is getting some but is not satisfied after a feed. He would usually have a feed and go down for a sleep but now he wont sleep through the day after a feed and is very irritable, always wanting to be on the boob.
This happened with DS1 at 4 weeks, being a young, stressed mum I gave up to easily. I was so happy to feed ds2, although I struggled getting my milk in, it was hard hard work to exclusively BF. In hospital he wasnt getting enough milk and lost too much weight so the pead put us on mixed feeds until my milk became normal and he flourished and after a few weeks I was exclusively BFing...
I know they say it cant run out if bub is feeding but I cant keep him on the boob all day and not have him satisfied. Has this happened to anyone? A sudden decrease in milk and it has or has not come back.
I should add that I go back to work in 7 weeks so I was going to start weaning soon, but it is a little disappointing.