The boys are ten weeks tomorrow.
Two days ago I started having severe nausea and couldn’t keep anything down so for over 24 hours I ate nothing. I barely drank water.
I went to the doctor to find out if I had the flu and luckily I didn’t, and they gave me a shot to help with my nausea. However it made me extremely drowsy and I slept for 16 hours. This led to severe engorgement I was dealing with the whole day when I finally woke up.
That day I ate maybe 2000 calories while fighting my engorgement and still dealing with slight nausea.
Well, engorgement in my right breast had already basically greatly reduced it’s supply. Now my left breast has been greatly decreased and my right breast is basically done.
I’m heartbroken. I don’t know what to do. And I feel like the biggest failure. This is something my body should be able to do. It’s natural. I should be able to feed my boys. Yet here I am. Failing.
This for me is one of the hardest things I’ve experienced yet. Sure I don’t get a lot of sleep. Sure I’m alone most of the time. Sure I’m constantly juggling two new babies. But for the most part, nothing has been upset as this. Sure I was never an over producer, but to start with being able to pump 8-10 ounces every two hours plus feeding the boys every two hours to basically not being able to feed them and pump maybe an once every two hours if I’m lucky has been devastating.
Of course, maybe it’s genetics, my grandmother and mom both said they didn’t have an easy time and had low supplies… But still it hits me hard.
Nothing I try from Google searches work… I just need a miracle.