Originally Posted by Sleepymama
Mamaecho, I have IGT too--what do you supplement with? With DS I had to use formula (he was a NICU baby anyway), but I had a friend donate milk for DD and I'm going to try that route this time too if my friend is willing to pump for me. I didn't know about the IGT until after I had so much trouble the 2nd time too. This time I'm hoping it will be easier knowing from the beginning so I can start with the SNS immediately after birth and we won't have the 1lb in two days weight loss and then FTT like last time. Do you also do any meds/supplements? The only thing that works for me is dom, but it works really well. I get almost twice as much with dom. Still not enough, but close. BFing is so stressful and takes so much work for me, I almost wish I didn't care and could just use formula like so many other moms (who could easily breastfeed but don't).
IGT is so not fun, I'm sorry to hear you have it too :( With my first two I was just told I didn't try enough, because I was induced breastfeeding didn't start right, I fell for all the booby traps, etc so by my third I did everything "right" and still had a baby losing weight, etc. I finally brought it up to an LC and she confirmed that I have breast hypoplasia. This la st time I supplemented with as much breast milk as I could, then formula for what I couldn't. BUT I've also decided this time around I'm just not going to pump, and stress over how much I'm getting. I'll use the SNS with donor milk and whatever he gets from me is gravy. My goal this time is 6 months. I made it to five with Max, but I also had medical issues (kidney stones) and high amounts of pain meds so I had to stop for weeks at a time. It was a mess lol. Hopefully this time goes more smoothly :)
I took Goat's Rue, fenugreek, more milk plus, plus all the normal oatmeal, milk tea, etc. This time I may not bother. Again, with four kids I just don't know if I can spend SO much time obsessed with how much or little I make, ya know? I've also heard GREAT things about Dairy Maid, so I might try that. I've considered Dom, but we just never took the leap.