I can’t get over how supported I feel by all of you. Your response to my post yesterday was amazing and leaves me feeling like I have a team of Moms rallying behind me and that is a good feeling. Thank you!
My appointment with my lactation consultant yesterday was so enlightening – we may have an answer to what is going on with Elijah.
He’s hungry. Very hungry. And my milk supply seems to be a little low, even though he’s gaining and filling his diapers properly, he’s still just a hungry boy, which also equals an angry boy.
So, the plan? Increase my supply by taking supplements (fenugreek and blessed thistle), pump after each nursing session for ten minutes during the next 48 hours, give a supplement to Elijah of breastmilk or formula, when we feel it’s necessary and perform breast compressions while nursing.
What does this mean? All boobs, all the time.
But what does this really mean?
We are starting to see a boy who doesn’t cry whenever he’s awake. It’s a beautiful thing, we like what we see.
I know this may not be THE ANSWER, but it’s a great start.
And all of you amazing people who left me a comment, e-mailed me, tweeted me, etc, I wish I could respond, I wish I had the time to respond but I just don’t. But I swear to you, I have read EVERY SINGLE WORD that’s been sent my way. I appreciate your love and your support way more than you will ever, ever imagine.
You make me sleep better at night, knowing you are behind me. And Elijah helped me sleep better last night when he slept the longest stretch he has slept so far.
So far today? IT IS GOOD.