But, my babies are only 4 mos.
I work f-t, pump 3x a day, then bf the rest of the time. But, day by day I'm not pumping enough to sustain them, so we had to start supplementing. Now, pumping 5 days a week and not getting enough is I believe affecting my supply during the weekends.
Avery has I'm assuming reflux. She spits up EVERYTHING. I mean she SOAKS herself. I can't imagine she's got much left in her little belly when she's finished puking. She's still only around 11 lbs while Colby is around 15lbs. We supplement with Enfamil AR, which helps some.
I'm just tired all the time. And, now at night I've been feeding them when I get home from work and then having to give them a bottle anyway.
I so wanted to EBF these babies. The 8 mos I bf my first set of twins just wasn't long enough - well, it ended unexpectedly because of the stomach bug we all got.
I jsut don't know how I much longer I can continue.
Add the guilt on top of that for just wanting my body back.
But, I still do make milk, so as long as I make it I'll keep feeding them. And, Im not going to quit pumping. So, I guess I'm not done... but maybe frustrated is more like it.
I've tried cutting out milk. 2 or so weeks now -- no change.
mama to Emily and Nathan 7/14/01
and Colby and Avery 6/25/05