So, I've been taking Fenugreek Seed Pills 3x/3x a day. I've been drinking a lot of oatmeal water. Baby will be 2 weeks old on Wednesday. But whenever I feed baby he does not seem satisfied at the end of the feeding and will be very active because he is not satisfied. Ever since the hospital I have been supplementing with formula. Usually he eats .5 - 1oz after nursing of formula. And when I do give him formula he will not wake up for more food until 3-4 hours later.
I've pumped a few times and usually can only pump 1.5-2oz.
I've tried not to give him formula today and baby has been eating every 1-2 hours but he still does not seem satisfied after every feeding because he still looks for the breast when he is done feeding.
I pumped 1 hour after I fed him and was only able to pump .5oz.
I'd appreciate some suggestions as to how I can increase my supply. Does pumping really help with an increase in supply? and how often or when should I pump?
I really want to be able to exclusively breastfeed with him and want to eventually stop supplementing with the formula.