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Babe loosing weight - need some encouraging words

post #1 of 5
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*heavy sigh* I'm so disappointed that it's difficult to put into words. I've been so excited lately because I really felt like my goal of getting ds back on 100% mm was attainable, and now I just don't know. Over the last couple of weeks he's not only not gained, but lost some weight. With a heavy heart I increased his formula supplement tonight.

I know that I should be more grateful. The fact that he nurses at all after almost 2 months off the breast is fantastic. But geez...I've used this darn lact-aid for 5 months now, and I was filled with glee at the thought of eventually throwing it out the window. My dh tried to remind me earlier tonight how miserable I was when I wasn't nursing him, and said it's not the worst thing in the world if we need to use the lact-aid for another year and a half. I'm just still so sad. Pick-me-ups would be appreciated. Thanks, mamas.

edit: Gosh darnit - you'd think I could at least spell "losing" properly...urgh!
post #2 of 5
Just wanted to send (((HUGS))) What you are doing is heroic and hard and he's getting so much benefit even if it's not 100% yet.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the hug, Amma. You're right, he is getting the benefits - the milk benefits plus the closeness.
post #4 of 5
You are doing the best for you and your baby and if that includes a little formula, so be it! No need to feel guilty or as less of a breastfeeder for it! I also went through this when I went back to work and had to start giving him formula regularly, but I just couldn't stress about it too much!! Keep up the good work!

Lynda
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok, so he's starting to take less formula per feeding most feedings since I bumped it up. Hopefully this continues and he continues to gain. Thanks, mamas.
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