Set yourself small goals, I originally said six weeks until it established but then my one and only friend who bf for a longer period said it took around 12 weeks to be really easy etc. So that became my new goal. Somewhere along the line I stopped setting goals as it helped me not to focus on it and we are now 3 weeks away from 12 months bfing.
Have you thought about a wrap that you can bf in for when you need to run errands?
Also when times get tough I would recite the benefits to myself. Which also included a purely selfish reason: not having to pack bottles of formula to go out and if I got held up out I could never run out of formula because it was on tap.
Hth, but if at the end of the day you decide to mix feed or ff then that's ok. But if you want to continue exclusively bf then ignore the nay sayers and come here for your support if you don't have any irl.
I found bh to be a wealth of knowledge and support on bfing.
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02-10-2013 06:05 #11Senior Member
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02-10-2013 08:43 #12
The past couple of days yeah I have felt like its coming to an end (mainly because I had been giving the formula) ... BUT it will not, I won't let it!
Also in the mornings normally my boobs would feel really engorged but lately I havn't had that either.
I started taking Fenugreek tablets, but now wondering if I should have checked with my DR first to make sure they are safe but I have heard of so many others taking them to increase their milk supply. I started taking them on Monday, havn't noticed a change as yet.
I do have a Hug-A-Bub sling maybe I should figure that out a little better.
02-10-2013 09:43 #13
That is totally normal, your boobs are getting used to what your baby does overnight and so supply and demand means you don't produce as much.
You can take fenugreek but it may not be necessary. I have been expressing and am stoked to get more than 30ml but I know I am producing more - babies are just way more efficient than a pump.
If you wanting to bf exclusively (totally up to you if you WANT to mix feed) I'd just put away the formula. Your baby doesn't sound hungry just because they sleep better with formula. But remember it's your choice and you do what you think is right for you guys
02-10-2013 11:17 #14
My bub is almost 5 months and exclusively bf. I had all of the same issues and worries about my supply. I take 2 fenugreek capsules three times a day. And also make sure i have porrige for breaky, two pieces of fruit as snacks and a healthy lunch and dinner. I also snack on almonds during the day. If i feel like my supply is low for a couple of days, i spend a day doing nothing much else except being close to bub and offering the breast more often. Oh, i also drink between 2 & 3 litres of wster a day.
Good luck. Its hard work at times. But si rewarding!!
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02-10-2013 12:16 #15
Thanks guys you have made me feel so much better and a bit more confident. I should have come here first!
It is definately rewarding, I'm going to ditch the formula so its not even around.
02-10-2013 12:35 #16
02-10-2013 19:32 #17
So I have been feeding her ALLLL day, she hasn't gone down for a sleep only for maybe a few minutes on me. She seems tired now but just seems to be fighting sleep I just keep putting her on the boob. I have sat her up and she will be content for a short while but god this is hard! Especially when I am getting tired myself.
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02-10-2013 20:14 #18-
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Hang in there mumma, you are doing a great job and it will get easier
02-10-2013 21:50 #19
She seems to FINALLY be falling asleep now I just hope shes not hungry!
02-10-2013 21:53 #20
It is hard, but sounds like you're doing great. Remember, breasts never empty, they keep making milk. Hang in there, it does get better xxx
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