Re: Losing BF Support, small baby, not sleeping long
I too had a very small baby who did nurse all the time. At 2 months, she only weighed a little over 9 lbs. At almost 2 1/2 she STILL does not sleep through the night but she now weighs almost 32 lbs. There are days that it is all that I can do to stay awake even with the help of my friend: Mr. Diet Dr. Pepper.
I did have to take fenugreek, blessed thistle, and reglan to up my supply for a while but I was able to wean off of it. Jazmyne still nurses at night (and during the day) but we have just learned to deal with it. Learn to nurse lying down...that has been our saving grace.
As far as the BF'ing support goes, I agree with a PP, find a local LLL group. They have proved to be an invaluable resource for me and Jazmyne.
Do what you know is best for your baby. Breastfeeding J has been wonderful for healing all the boo-boo's that come along with new milestones and I am so glad that I stuck it out.
(8/15/06) and L