I got my period back when she was 9 weeks old because she wasn't waking so much at night to feed and then it seemed like my supply dropped a little when that happened. But I tried to feed her more, ate oatmeal, drank breastfeeding tea and it seemed like things were back to normal. I did think she seemed a bit hungrier but I just thought it was normal growth spurts, so I just tried to feed her even more often. She nurses about every 2 hours during the day then she sleeps from about 5 pm till 6 am usually waking 2 maybe three times but she will only nurse well during one of those wakings. The other times she wakes up I try to feed her but she just sucks sleepily. I try to do a dreamfeed before I get in bed but she is too sleepy!
Anyway- I went and bought some organic formula today after the appointment in a panic. I know formula isn't "bad" for babies who need it- I look at as kind of like junk food I guess. It has nutritional value but is not as good as real food. DS never had one drop of formula and I guess I feel like kind of a failure this time around- my poor girl is starving and I didn't know it.
Is there anything I can do to help her gain weight? Should I try to wake her fully more often at night? (I was originally happy that she was sleeping well since my son is such a crap sleeper) Can I make my milk more calorific? (is that a word?!) I know it's silly and that lots of babies grow up on it- but I feel terrible about giving her formula.