Ladies, I have a 5 week old daughter. Unfortunately I don't have great supply. Let me give some background.
At day 4, she lost more than 10% weight and paed suggested to top up with formula while waiting for my milk to establish. After we got home, we continue with top up as I was too scared to starve her. At one week, the MHN told me to stop formula completely and just BF. I did that but at 2 week weigh in she lost more weight. She also didn't poop for 6 days and have very yellow pee and dry lips. I rang the paed who told me she's dehydrated. So off we start with top up again.
In the meantime I never gave up BF. This is my routine. BF, top up either formula or EBM then express. DD isn't great with effective sucking so this could take up to 2 hours depending on how long to settle her too.
I am also on motilium (recently increased to 60mg dosage a day), fenugreek (6 a day), lactation cookies, plenty of water and food. For a week I expressed every 2 hours as well.
I have also seen 3 LC and been to a few BF class / clinic. The last LC told me my right boob has less supply. Smaller boob and didn't grow in size during pregnancy. So my daughter doesn't like that boob and with only one decent boob she doesn't get enough milk so I need to continue with top up.
All of the above has started to get me really down. In fact I started feeling anxious about feeding as it's such a long process. I don't enjoy spending time feeding.
So I'm at a point of giving up BF after the 6 week jab. But deep down, I'm so scared of his decision. I worry I will regret it but at the same time I am also relieved that I could see the end of BF.
Anyway I'm rambling now. Anyone has similar experience that can share success story or come to term and stop BF completely? Not sure if this is the right category for this thread.
I should add I only started 60mg motilium 4 days ago. Before that I was on 30mg a day.
Everyone said Bub will get more than pumping but is this always true? What if Bub isn't great in effective sucking?
I guess I'm just so conflicted with my decision to stop BF.