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Im starting to worry about a few things.For a while now,Noelia sleeps from 11pm to 7am and I thought Id be so happy about that.Id get super engorged and at 7am she´d be very hungry and eat wonderfully.
Last night,after a few nights of feeling VERY uncomfortable due to being full,I decided to pump (I have a hand pump) after she went to bed hoping that this would also stimulate me to make more milk for her.So I sat and pumped for an hour and all I got out of both boobs was 1.6oz,which I dont get because my pump sucks harder than she does.
Now,I really wouldent mind if she had been eating before hand,but Noelia has been having a bad couple of days and shes barely been on the boob.Shes only wanting it a few times a day tops
She has poopy and wet diapers,so she must be getting something,but her apetite is terrible and I can totally see that its seriously affecting my supply.This morning,she woke up at 7am and she was STARVING,but far from being engorged as usual,I felt empty! I felt so bad to see her sucking away desperately and not seem to be getting anything..and my let down took AGES!!!
She got tired of sucking after a while,and fell asleep again untl 10am...Well,now its almost mid-day and she still doesnt want to eat,which is worrying me because my supply already sucks and now she just doesnt seem interested in eating She hasnt had anything since 7am.
Sometimes she´ll SCREAM and root away,but if I try to nurse,she screams even harder Whats going on??..if her apetite doesnt boost,my milk is going to disapeer.
I cant even feed her the one time she eats a full boob now (which was 7am)...whats going to happen??
Edited to fix the title.I was typing and Holding Noelia and just realised that I hadent hit the right letters lol.
I wish I had some expert advice for you but I havent experienced this before... HUGS to you though and I am sure someone here will have the right things to say. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and hope things get back to normal FAST!!!
Im not sure how old Noelia is, but if she's <3 months, I would call your pedi.
Young babies show very few signs of being sick and not eating is one of them.
She may be fine, but I would still get her checked out.
Also - I find I cant get much if I pump when Brayden isnt attached to the other boob - I mean, literally it's 0.25 oz when unattached vs 3 oz when he is attached to the other boob. It may be a "pump" thing more than anything else. Ive pumped on my "empty" side (I have 1 that always feels empty and 1 that always feels engorged) and gotten 3 oz even though it felt "empty".
Me: 29, DH 35, SD 15, DS born 6/9/2008, 3 kittys, Riddle , Mittens and Tiger.