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Supply Issues

I’ve stopped taking the reglan now for over 24 hours and I am feeling much improved. Before that I had 2 days of only taking it before bedtime. I haven’t cried in 3 days. While that could also be because my husband is home on vacation, I still think a lot of it may have been the medication for I cried the first 3 days he was home. I can tell already that my supply is going down after stopping the medication, it is back to oatmeal, tea, fenugreek and lots of water for me. I am hoping to not have to pump all the time to try and increase supply, but that is a better option than medication, for now. It was just so time consuming when I was trying to breastfeed, supplement with a bottle and pump all together. Also, if the baby doesn’t want to be put down after a feeding, it can be difficult to get a pumping session in. I guess that is a good question for group.

I am going to go back and try the breastfeeding group again next week, but I am not holding my breath. There is also a breastfeeding group associated with the clinic I go to that meets monthly. I will try that as well.

We went and toured our first daycare center yesterday. It was like baby jail with all of the stripped, white cribs lined up against the wall. It seemed clean enough, but very institutional. I also have to wonder why, if they were having a big open house event, none of the infant instructors were there. I am willing to go see the other options, but I think in home care might be the best option until he is 1 at least.

September 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

More Lactation Issues

I am quitting the reglan. I forgot a dose this morning and was in the best mood I had been in for 2 weeks. Then I took the lunchtime dose and was in tears by 2. I had scoffed at depression being one of the possible side effects. Sure, I thought, it might make me a little weepy or anxious, I can handle that. It took me a while to realize what was going on. I thought it was just normal stress of a newborn and then I ended up in tears because the car seat did not fit in the carts at Trader Joes. For now, I am blaming the drug because increases depression, anxiousness and crying can be side effects. If it persists after I stop, I will have to evaluate more closely.

Also, I finally found a group of sorts in town. I will be attending my first breastfeeding support group tomorrow, if I don’t chicken out. I am not much of a joiner and new people make me a little nervous. We’ll see.

September 21, 2009 at 2:59 am Leave a comment


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