Three Drunk Monkeys

On Previous Thoughts March 23, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — drunkmunkies @ 9:13 pm

I’ve been going back and reading the previous entries I’ve put in.  I’m reading the one from January about how I started going stir crazy, and that I would go back to work the moment I got the all clear from the doctor.  She’s a little over 5 months now, and it’s gotten to the point where I wouldn’t mind staying home with her (I’m sure I’d change my mind though if I actually did).

 

We communicate better and she kind of has a schedule sort of.  I think that I would’ve had more success in breastfeeding if I had (again with the breastfeeding, but this is why I have a blog now).  We did well for a while, but after being back at work for a month or so, she just wouldn’t nurse at all, so I pump.  😦  Not what I wanted to do, but it happens.  And then because I was pumping and not nursing, my supply started going down, so I tried the teas, lots of water, and supplements.  None of that worked, so I emailed my doctor and they put me on Reglan.  Pretty heavy duty stuff that they don’t want you taking for more than 3 months… that stuff worked.  Now that I’m weaning myself off, my supply is going down again (argh).  I’m keeping it up until the next appointment with the doctor, and then we’ll talk about it.  Part of me is starting to feel lazy, and then I feel guilty because of that… I have regrets.  I know that and I need to get over it.

 

Coming up… baby-led solids.  🙂

 

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2 Responses to “On Previous Thoughts”

  1. Liah Says:

    Hi, I am not sure how I found your blog but like it and thought I’d leave a reply. I’ve used an SNS and was on domperidone. Just saying in case domperidone may be better. I got some odd side effects with reglan (involuntary muscle movements). People can stay on domperidone for ages (years). I really hope you don’t mind me commenting on your blog. It was really nice to read about someone else using an SNS etc. Good luck with the baby led solids, I find it fun to watch. My baby is mostly baby led with solids and currently in a hurling-food phase. Hmmm. x

    • drunkmunkies Says:

      I have actually looked into domperidone, but unfortunately it’s not available in the US. I’m on Reglan, and it’s working okay for me… I think it’s a little of the grass is greener on the other side… I sometimes almost wish that I had an oversupply (I’m sure there are some women going “NO! It’s terrible!!”) I actually just found another blog (http://diaryofalactationfailure.blogspot.com/) that I really like… makes you feel less alone. I know that I’m not, but it’s still hard. Sometimes you just get people telling you that you haven’t done enough, when you’ve done everything you can. I don’t like to ask for help, so when I do, you know I really need it.


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