Hi everyone. When I found out I was pregnant, I was scheduled to get the UPPP procedure for my sleep apnea, which is a tonsilectomy, but they also take out the uvula (dangley thing in back of throat), and some other tissue at the back of the throat.
Surgery got postponed indefinitely, and my baby is now 4 months old. We are exclusively breastfeeding. I have a pump, but I hate using it (causes my supply to go wayyyy high, and I worry he is only then getting foremilk when he feeds at the breast. Also, it makes me depressed due to overstimulation/hormones. Also, it's a hassle). So I have only pumped a handful of times.
I am hoping to breastfeed him exclusively until 6 months, then will introduce solids slowly during the first year. I am okay with loosing my supply after 1 year. However, I am not doing well with my apnea, or with the CPAP machine, so would really like to get the surgery, possibly before the 1 year mark. My question is, would the liquid diet (similar to tonsilectomy diet) cause me to loose my supply or have a vast decrease? If so, if there any way I could work around this to get the surgery sooner? Like at 9 or 10 months? Do you only feed maybe twice a day at that point, and so thus a drop in supply would be okay with a liquid diet? I am really struggling with the apnea, and just beyond sick of it!!!!