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I posted this to MOBI, but I'm all for getting the most responses and tips, so here goes...
Hi all! Just a quick re-intro since I’m pretty much a lurker here (but I learn so much from everyone!)…I’m Miriam, mom of triplets who had an emergency c/s and a bad reaction to my meds so I didn’t get the support I needed those first couple days to bring in my milk. I’ve been struggling with it ever since. I’m taking Dom (30 mg 3xday) and Fenugreek (3 caps 3xday). I also take Metformin for insulin resistance (not PCOS, but “some type of PCOS-like disorder”) and I have oatmeal for breakfast, 2 bottles of fake beer and 2 cups of milk tea (different types depending on my mood) each day. I’m feeling fuller and more tender, but when I pump I only get about 5ccs every 3 hours. However, I put all the girls to breast when they seem to want it and I’m slowly seeing more bm poop so I believe I’m producing more than 5ccs in 3 hours. Bur, here’s my dilemma.
Chaya is my strongest nurser and also a comfort nurser. (the other two are really into their hands and/or a paci but more hands now) She also has a tough time sleeping at night 2-3 times a week and will nurse all night in a side-lying position and also often naps that way as the other 2 like their swings for naps. The other 2 aren’t really good at side-lying either. She is also very possessive and will just cry if I try to latch a sister on with her once she figures it out. She also has a hard time taking a bottle from me and refuses a paci from me. Now, her last poopy diaper was 90% bm poop, but her sisters’ are just 5-10% is at all. So I know that Chaya is getting the most bm. Now, should I pump before feeding so that I can split up the bm evenly? Do I stop the comfort nursing unless I’ve just pumped? Or do I let it continue knowing that as she sucks more and more I’ll get more milk and will someday (hopefully) have enough that all of them will get some? I try to rotate who gets to nurse first, but when Chaya gets into her “I was bm and nothing else” mood I’m kind of stuck since none of the girls nurse well when a sister is crying.
My other question is about pumps. I have a Symphony on rental from the hospital and it is due on the 22. I have 2 used PIS here. Should I give back the rental? Or should I invest in a Lactina or Symphony? I know they are expensive, but I’m sure the resale on them is pretty good since they are made to be rentals and can handle more use than a PIS.
Miriam , mom to