I had a mental breakdown last week after the swimming incident. It took me all of Friday, Saturday, and half of Sunday to recover. Here we are on Monday now, and I only got three hard earned ounces out when pumping. My daughter will probably drink 6-8oz in a feeding, but for about a week now I’ve been really low in supply. I’m lucky to get 4 ounces out at one time! For any mom who doesn’t pump (working or stay-at-home), you may not understand the mental importance of producing enough milk for your baby. If I can’t be with my daughter, I at least want to be able to provide nourishment for her. I feel like if I can’t even do that, then what good am I as a mother? *sigh* So I will spend today in my windowless cubicle chugging water and drinking “Mother’s Milk” tea, praying that I can make enough milk for my beautiful baby to drink tomorrow.
Research on how to produce more milk come later if I have time (I know about resting and nursing a lot–we did that all weekend!), but can anyone help me in the mean time? Please leave me any tips that you have on how to make more milk!
Much love and blessings.