My DS is 8 1/2 months old and I am 2 months pregnant. I would like to continue BF at least until he is 12 months. I don't think I will be able to continue beyond that because I had problems with pre-term contractions with DS.
My problem is that I think my milk may be drying up. Or DS is going through a growth spurt. Either way I don't know how to handle it. It especially happens first thing in the morning. He will feed at 3 am and again at 5 am. From there he will want to eat continuously until 9 without going back to sleep. He gets very frustrated while eating (pulling off, sqwuaking, and thrashing around). However, if I give him a bottle he will suck down 6 ounces and go back to sleep for 2 or 3 hours. What should I do?
There are also times when I know he has sucked me dry and wants more. Should I give him a bottle or let him keep sucking even though he is frustrated and upset.
I don't want my milk to dry up. I want to keep up the supply so I am worried about supplementing but I also want to make sure the DS is getting enough to eat. He is not a big eater to begin with so I worry all the time anyways.
Also, I am having problems drinking enough liquid. Everything I drink before 8:00 PM gives me horrible acid reflux pain and nausea.