I'm just coming to terms with the fact that I'm not producing enough milk for my daughter. She will be 6 months old next week, and has been exclusively breast fed (except the few solid foods we have experimented with in the last 2 weeks or so), but has been a very slow gainer (still under 12 lb, born at 7lb 2oz). We have nursed A LOT the last 6 months, and I plan to continue, but am beginning supplementation.
She seems to be developing appropriately, but when offered a bottle with formula the last few days she has been eating ravenously, and she is SO much less fussy and sleeps better (how bad do I feel). I finally saw a LC this week and will go again next week, but would love some tips from some experienced moms.
I'm wondering about what type of formula you all use (or does it matter). I think I will use a soy based formula but want to avoid genetically modified soybeans. The organic formula I bought has brown rice syrup as the first ingredient, isn't that just a fancy way to say sugar?
Also, I believe I need to supplement, but don't want whatever supply I have to dwindle. Is there a schedule I should follow or other tips to keep it up. I'm taking fenugreek, and pumping a lot with the pump I got from the LC, but that will go back next week.