Today, 03:40 PM
So this is my first post, I'd appreciate any and all advice.
My son was born 8/22 after a traumatic few days (non reactive NST led to induction, two inductions failed over two days, leading to c-section). The following hours didn't go to plan, either (no skin to skin, no help initiating breastfeeding). I nursed him while at the hospital, but the nurses there told me I was nursing him too much, so I let up but he would scream. 5 days old, our pediatrician told us to supplement because he had gone from 7lb 15oz to 7lb 3oz. I didn't want to, but I figured the doctor new best. He gained 10oz in 3 days so they told us to stop supplementing. I did, and he started nursing for hours on end. He lost 5 oz after a few days so they told me to supplement again and not to let him nurse for hours. So i did what they said and now I'm quickly losing my supply.
I now take fenugreek 3500mg/day, mother's milk tea x3/day, and oatmeal x2/day. I also try to pump between feedings, but hardly get anything from pumping. He's losing his desire to nurse, we're lucky if he latches for five minutes, all the while screaming for his bottle.
The last option is an IBCLC, it's just really expensive here so I haven't met with one yet.
Anyone have any advice on how to get him interested in nursing again? I'll try anything, I don't want to quit.