Friday, July 31, 2009

the war, part II

Things are going better. I had a scare last week, thanks to the inaccuracy of my home scale. We were 3/4 of the way through my lactation consultant devised plan to cut formula out and although it was very stressful things seemed to be going swimmingly. Then I weighed my Baby Boy and FREAKED OUT. It was a long 2 days until I was able to get him weighed at the doctors office, but the news was good. I found out that the home scale sucks and Baby Boy is doing great.

I continue to take 20, yes 20, pills a day of prescription and herbal medicine just for improved lactation. I try try try to sit down and nurse Baby Boy at closer to the 2 hour mark than to the 3 as well as pumping 1-2 times a day. I admit that at times all of this seems a bit ridiculous, especially considering there's another child who needs time and attention as well.

But it's paying off and things are going better than ever. And now at nearly 3 months we are at the halfway point for combo feeding. However the next 3 months go my LC says that once we get to the 6 month mark solid foods can replace formula supplements.

I will probably continue to perform the "is this worth it?" evaluation as we go. In the meantime, I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other...

1 comment:

TheMusingMommy said...

Wow, good for you!! It sounds like you're doing a great job. I know breastfeeding can be such a hard experience. Whatever you end up doing in the end you'll still have a happy baby.