Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: in a state of constant chaos!
I had all my teeth pulled last monday. The nurses still didn't tell me what they used to put me out, but I didn't push it just because I had someone keeping both boys until the next afternoon.
Anyways, since I had it done, it seems my supply has REALLY dropped. I never feel full (granted, I don't ever get overfull anyways, but I could always tell when it had been awhile). Daniel eats and eats and eats, never seems satisfied. Then a few minutes later, that is all he wants. When I pump at work (which I can only do once in a 6-7 hour shift since I am alone for 3 hours of that), I barely get an ounce. And that is total from both sides.
So...is it a medication thing (the anesthia, the hydrocodone for pain? I haven't taken any of that since last friday.) Could it be because I can't eat anything but soups and puddings?
What can I do to increase supply? We just had two people quit out of the blue in the past week, so I am now going to start working at least 5 days a week, which means everyday I can only pump once. I need something to increase my supply! I will gladly attempt oatmeal even though I hate the stuff. But we don't have any health food stores here for some of the usual recommendations. We have a walmart and two other grocery stores. Is there any sense in calling and seeing if my doc can give me a script for anything? I guess I am more worried about stopping now. I never expected to go 8 months and now I would really like to make it to a year. He can tolerate formula, but I would like to see him get as much breastmilk as possible!
Thanks for any suggestions any of you may have. I am just paranoid. Last night I fed him almost constantly for an hour and you could still see the soft spot, but finally he seemed much better. I could still express milk by hand, so it almost seems as if he has to work harder to get it? Latch still looks good, it has never been an issue. Maybe I just worry too much...