Re: Just got the SNS! Any tips to help me out?
I had officially stopped for 16 days, but for the last 3 weeks of the BFing I was down to two brief sessions per day - first thing in the a.m. and at bedtime. But I know he was getting hardly any breast milk out of me at those feedings because afterwards he was still starving and would take 6 ounces of formula to fill him up. I only EBF the first month or so then started supplementing due to some medical problems I had. We were doing half and half (approx) from about one month til 3.5 months, then he started eating more and so he got more and more formula. It's kind of been a gradual thing. After I stopped I just started feeling like I really needed to give him some breast milk. It's weird. I felt compelled to do it. I certainly didn't miss breastfeeding (never liked it that much to begin with!) but just want my baby to have the benefit of breast milk, however small an amount I can offer.
I did try Mother's Milk tea back when he was a month old to try and boost my supply, but it ended up giving him horrendous gas. It smelled SOOOO bad and he cried all the time. :( I'm taking just fenugreek capsules now. I really do think that stuff helps! I take six 610mg capsules per day. It makes me pretty queasy. I also started eating oatmeal once or twice a day. Don't know if that helps or not. ;) But it's good for me anyway. I try to drink loads of water. I hope it gets better. I'd like to be giving him more than an ounce a day by the time he's six months old (Aug 10). That's my goal, anyway.
FWIW, I had a PIS too but find the Medela Lactina that I rented to be better for me. It sucks harder, and I never had easy let-down, so I really need that.