So I've been feeling a bit discouraged lately. I'm doing everything I can to still make milk for Noah, and have to supplement him probably around 14oz a day with formula. I hate doing that. I hate how formula makes him have tummy trouble & fussy compared to how happy he is on breastmilk. When I pump and pump and pump all week to make enough for a day with almost no formula, Noah is a completely different baby. I just wish I had enough milk for him to have only breastmilk. He'll be 6 months old on Friday, so we'll be starting solids soon, and I'm hoping that will replace some of the formula he drinks, but I know it won't be entirely.
I am discouraged that I've only been able to get 1 milk donor match that has been successful. I LOVE what Eats on Feets is doing and stands for, but I'm getting kinda upset that we haven't found more than a day or twos worth of milk for my baby boy. There are just no milky mamas around here I guess, so I gotta keep sucking it up that Noah's going to keep getting formula. I despise seeing those Good Start cans around from WIC. I wish they didn't have the contract with Nestle--which makes giving Noah formula even worse than if they still had the contract with Similac or someone else. I can't afford to ship milk like some people on there can, so free formula is our only alternative. Ugh!
I guess I'm just trying not to give up on finding a match, but at the same time, trying to come to terms that it's not likely we'll find one in the next few months if we haven't in the past 3!
1 week ago