DD is 17 months and I am 22 weeks pregnant. I lost my milk at the beginning of the second trimester. She still nurses a few times a day but it's dry. Only recently have I noticed a little bit of white around one nipple after she nurses- colostrum already, perhaps?
Dr. Sears says my toddler should be getting 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day but on a good day she only gets 700-800 calories. Developmentally she's fine just on the thin side and the last time we saw her ped neither of us was concerned because I still had milk. She just likes foods that are dense but not high in calories and likes to graze and is very active. I leave foods out for her all day but she still doesn't eat much. She has been drinking cow's milk since a year old and now drinks a little over two cups a day as well as a smoothie I make for her with cow's milk, greens, fruits, and almond nut butter. She loves the smoothie and likes to drink her calories since she's always on the move and I am increasingly exhausted with chasing after her with food that she spits out or trying to get little meals into her while she's in the high chair.
I am considering formula for her to get more fats and vitamins into her diet but using dead, powdered milk to me is not ideal. Donor milk has been a no-go, evidently people want to donate milk to infants and not toddlers. I plan to tandem nurse and I am grieving the possibility that she might forget to nurse- now she kind of suckles instead of actively nurses and it tickles when she nurses. I have considered using an SNS but that seems like a lot of fuss- wish I could find a syringe.
I don't think she needs infant formula which is all that is commercially available to us in the health food stores but I am wary of making my own formula. Perhaps I can just add some oils and vitamins to her smoothies?
Furthermore, while I love raw milk and drank it during pregnancy, in my head I can't justify the risk to my LO. If something were to happen she's just a baby.
Lastly, anybody have any experience with boosting supply at this stage in the game?