Preface: This post is a bit of a downer and admittedly a bit defensive. I promise the next one will be more sunshine and rainbows.
I’ve received all sorts of unsolicited medical diagnosis’s including apnea, reflux, and colic. I know none of those are the issue. I’ve run the gamut of food elimination to rule out allergies and my pediatrician says Max is fine expect for the lack of sleep. I’ve tried the tips and tricks from No Cry Sleep Solution and it helped at first but now even those are failing me. The book promises that if I stick with it things will get better, but over the past 10 days things have started really unraveling.
Tonight starts a new strategy that will have LLL members and lactation consultants around the world screaming "Nooooooo!". I'm supplementing with formula. Yes, I'm a terrible mother. Sue me. I refuse to feel guilty about it. Regular pumping has shown I'm obviously not producing enough milk, even after a week on fennugreek. I'm not going to go on about it but Max has made it clear he isn't getting enough from me. Perhaps some formula mixed with breastmilk will help kiddo stay full enough to not wake every 60-120 minutes starving and pissed.
So, lets hope this new strategy will bring both Max and I a little peace. We both need a bit more shut eye.