Wednesday, June 10, 2009

baby update

My (big) little girl is growing well. I have yet to gain a pound - woo hoo! She checked me today because I told her about some pains i have been having. She said she is high like she should be but my cervix is very soft so I have to be careful and not overdo anything. I do have a question though, I have never produced much breast milk. I do believe in breastfeeding and have done the best that I can but have had to supplement with my girls. I breastfed on demand and pumped in between to try and get my supply up to no avail. The one medicine the doctors have put me on in the past is now linked with severe liver damage ( nice, i know!) I have tried a natural supplement that makes you smell like maple syrup when you get enough in your system and I will use that again if I need to but I was wondering if anyone out there has had this problem and what they have one about it.

2 comments:

JBLMR said...

Are you drinking enough water and eating enough calories? You NEED about double the amount of water and 500 extra calories a day when you're nursing!!! Crazy huh? So I would say, drink lots of water and eat plenty of healthy calories. Those would be my suggestions.

~*Lisa*~ said...

fenugreek. Laura and I both took this when we started to dry up and BOOOM in came the milk! :) I agree with your friend about water water water but try this fenugreek you get it at a health food store! :) Did I mention I love the name you picked out! :)