My boobs suck lately, and this makes me sad. They used to be glorious, absolutely glorious. I was pumping 15-18 ounces while at work and feeding Lucy at the breast the rest of the time. She was always content and satisified after nursing. But, something happened recently...something monumental...
Lucy started sleeping.through.the.night and I got a little bit lazy.
Now, I'm lucky to pump 7-9 ounces while at work, and I've had to give Lucy a bottle after nursing for the past three nights. (Needless to say, the freezer stash has become quite depleted.)
When Lucy Lu first started STTN, I had to pump one to two times before going to bed in order to avoid being completely engorged. (The very first night that she STTN, I woke up with some crazy scary engorgement. As in, my left boob was the size of a cantaloupe. Casey can attest to this.) But all that pumping got tedious, and I didn't want or need to store all that extra milk; so I slowly cut back the nightly pumping sessions.............entirely.
I am sooooo mad at myself.
Of course there are other factors contributing to my plummeting supply...not drinking enough, not eating enough, not sleeping enough, stressing too much. I've started popping Fenugreek like Tic-Tacs and gagging myself with Motherlove More Milk drops 3-4 times each day, and have noticed a slight improvement after only 2 days. Praying things continue to improve! I will never ever ever ever forgive myself if Lucy has to switch to formula NOW, with just (a little over) two months to go. Momma FAIL.