We went for Aidan's 4 month appointment this morning. Aidan squeaked in at 10lbs. She has dropped off her growth chart. Dr. Stephens had to give me a little tough love and say that it's time to switch to formula. She needs to gain weight and my milk supply is getting worse and I was still having to use a shield. Despite pumping and fenugreek I'm barely able to get 2 ounces. The dr. thinks that with the stress of work and school and pumping like crazy that my body just couldn't keep up. The most important thing is for Aidan to be healthy. Dr. Stephens wants her up to 14lbs by Christmas.
I know I've given it all I have but it's so hard not to feel guilty. I wanted everyone to know so they don't think it's weird when they see me not nursing. It's odd because I know that I don't think less of a mother who's bottle feeding but I somehow think less of myself. I just never thought it would be an issue.
Anyways enough doom and gloom, Aidan will be fine and so will I. So anyone have any formula suggestions? We've been using the Similac ready to feed kind to supplement but it's sooo expensive. I've only tried powder once and Aidan was not a fan.