10.19.2011

The Evils of Baby Formula

So a few weeks ago Breastfeeding took an unexpected turn. My boobs started running out of milk.

To be honest, I wasn't that stoked about breastfeeding to begin with. I don't like sitting still for more than 10 minutes at a time, and breastfeeding requires you do this for around 6-8 hours each day. Bleh.

I ended up having to supplement with formula. Then I realized that I actually kind of like breastfeeding. My little baby depends on me. I'm giving him the healthiest option available to him right now and I get to cuddle with Pee-baby 6-8 hours a day. Plus he plays with my hair the whole time........ (sigh.........).

Jared was frieking out when he found out I had given Ryan a bottle of formula. He thought Ryan was going to start having convulsions and grow up harboring severe neglect issues. 

Jared's jaw dropped and his eyes grew wide when I told him this was not the first bottle I had to supplement with.

 "You just need to make more milk..... just concentrate."
So I closed my eyes.
I concentrated really hard.
I sqeezed.

But no milk came out.


I went to the store and bought some Brewer's yeast and Fenugreek. Both of these supplements are known to increase milk supply and both are nastier than Ryan's peanut butter poop.

Do you people have any other tips to increase Breastmilk? And by "you people", I mean Heather Johnson.... because I know you've been breastfeeding for years.

I really hope this had nothing to do with the Pumice Stone.

4 comments:

  1. I just realized that Ryan is going to hate you when he grows up and reads this.

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  2. When I close my eyes and concentrate really hard and squeeze a body part, milk is never what comes out....

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  3. Do you have a breast pump? Pumping more frequently than you breastfeed can help increase your milk supply.I know that sounds backwards but if you pump every 2 hrs it should stimulate your glands to produce what you need every 2 hrs. It works for me & drinking WAY too much water.

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  4. Get to a lactation consultant she can tell if you really are loosing it and help you. Same thing happened to me with my first and I made it to 14 months.

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Speak with your heart or your private parts, either one is fine with me.