((hugs)) Amy, that must be so hard. I know it took me a LONG time to get over the Mommy guilt of not being able to provide enough milk for my baby anymore due to preg. Much to my sadness, we had to use some formula supplementation as well. I'd highly recommend what we used, Baby's Only. It's completely organic and Non-GMO (no genetically modified components)
- Which is much better then alot of the choices out there. Here's their site: http://www.naturesone.com/
There's a lactose free version and also soy (depending on what route you need to go) They ship very quickly and you should be able to get it within a day or so. I guess the good thing is that your DS is getting that much closer to the one year mark, so maybe (depending on what your dr. says) you can start him on Organic Soy or Rice milk (or another dairy/lactose free option?)
We just started DS on organic whole cows milk this past week. He's been absolutely fine with it. We're keeping up with an Organic, Iron rich diet and he's also still getting 1 bottle of BM a day. We've also started to wean him, which has been hard on me, since I've been trying SO hard to keep him on the breast this whole time. Especially since he's gone off his nursing strike, he really seemed to be enjoying nursing again, although I still think it was mainly for comfort. He's been fine throughout the day/evening... mornings though when I go in to get him from his crib, he's standing there, smiling and signing "Milk" (I always would nurse him as soon as he got up..) So that makes me a little sad.
I'm still pumping 2-3 times a day though... like you Amy, I don't get much, about 2 oz max. But it's still something, and I still have my milk donors. It's funny how your body doesn't react to the pump the same way when you're preg. I had SUCH an over supply when I wasn't preg., it's just sooo weird having difficulty pumping. Well, hopefully in another 8 weeks or so I'll have enough for both my babies!!!