I'm looking for a little validation or encouragement here - either will do right now! I've been dealing with low milk supply for the past month. My then-4 MO only gained 1/2 lb between her 2nd and 4th month check up. Tried to get supply up, but she still wasn't gaining, so I've started supplementing about 3 weeks ago. Good news is she started to gain weight. Bad news is the predicted continued fall in my supply is happening. This evening was so bad she just cried at the breast the whole time and I finally just gave her a full feeding of formula (No EBM left to give her )
I've been trying everything for over a month now: frequent nursing, pumping after feeding (only 1/2 to 1 oz usually), fenugreek, oatmeal, brewer's yeast, bottles have newborn nipples for slowest flow. SO, who out there had this much trouble and was successful in getting their supply and nursing back on track? Or is it just time I accept a new feeding/comfort relationship with my LO with formula bottles and cuddling and nursing as possible, knowing the nursing probably won't last. I'll add I have 3 other dds who need some more time with me rather than me hiding in my room for a quiet place to nurse then pump all day long.