So, along came Finley and I thought sister 2 would be just like sister 1. They were both big babies at birth, look like twins, and it was easy with Ella, so I thought round 2 of breastfeeding was going to be just as easy right? Well, not so much. Since the beginning with Finley, I noticed I didn't make as much as I did with Ella. I tried not to think too much about it since I had always heard that what you pump is not a good indicator of how much your baby eats. I don't understand that, but I read it on the internet so it must be true right? I talked to our pediatrician about it, went on all sorts of supplements that make you smell like maple syrup, drank endless amount of water, let Finley nurse as long as she wanted, and did everything I could to increase my supply. Nothing seemed to make a long-term difference.
So, I've thrown in the towel. I'm sad and disappointed about it. But, luckily Finley devours her bottle and the transition to formula has been seamless. And as long as she's happy, healthy, and growing, I'm happy. On the plus side though, I can now have more than 1 beer or 1 glass of wine.