Monday, January 24, 2011

Feeling a Little Discouraged...

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. I always wanted to nurse for a year, but petered out at about 6 months...compared to formulas, goat milk was a lot better for my babies and very nutritional. Good luck!

  2. ((hugs))

    you have been working so hard, Andrea!! i understand that it's frustrating for you to give any formula at all, but i have to give you major props for your committment and determination. your story is certainly an inspiration for other mamas!

  3. Try looking on here for some free formula


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