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Thanks! I'm hoping that 120mg of domperidone plus cluster pumping, pumping at 3/4am and nursing on demand will increase my supply. Even if I can pump enough to cut her donor supplements to 1/4 less, that helps us stretch the donated milk. I pray to make it to 6 months with donor milk and then can introduce solids to take some of the demand off her milk intake (wishful thinking!). I'm just praying and thanking God for the help we've gotten and continue to recieve. I will always nurse her, even if it IS formula in the SNS but I really hope to never give formula.
You see, my older son (3) is a type 1 diabetic. We almost lost him to the diabetes. There are studies that show that formula fed infants are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes. As any mother I'm sure would, I would do and give anything to protect Bella from that. While I know that breast feeding is more than just milk (and it certainly is!), keeping her off formula for as long as possible while her body develops and utilizes the antibodies is best. If I can avoid it completely, that's even better.
~ Fe ~
Mama to C (3-25-06) and A (1-17-09) and Jameson Grant (9-25-10) my HBA2C baby!