I have recently started dieting and exercising as I am about 30kg overweight and feeling awful. I've reduced my meal sizes, stopped snacking and cut down on a lot of dairy and carbs that I was having before. The good news is that I am starting to lose weight and my bub is less colicky than he was, but the bad news is that my already lowish milk supply is fading fast. At the moment the only breastfeeds that satisfy bub are the night feeds and the one first thing in the morning. The rest leaves him screaming and screaming.
Prior to the diet bub had 5-6 breastfeeds and 2 bottles of 150mL formula each day. The past three days I have had to give him 4 bottles of formula as only 3 of the breastfeeds have satisfied him.
My bub is 4 months old and getting very active, rolling everywhere and trying to get up on all fours, so part of it may be that he is hungrier than he used to be too, but there is definitely less milk than before. If I try to hand express after he comes off v. little, if anything at all, comes out.
Is it the diet? Is it just that bub needs more? Is it feesible to keep the 3 feeds I can still do going and bottles for the rest? I'd be quite happy with that if it were possible.