Hi, This is my first post but I have been reading these forums for weeks. I just wanted to say that everyone here has been helpful and I have learned a lot! My son is 3 months old and we have been EBF since birth. However I struggle to maintain my supply. I know this because when my supply is up he is happy and content after feeds but when it is down he tries hard to nurse and pulls at my breasts and then comes off screaming. I nurse on demand however often it may be but if there is no milk he will not nurse. There has been a few days I have had to give expressed milk that I put in the freezer on my better supply days. The only way we have been able to keep nursing is because I keep adding herbs to increase milk and now have gone on dpd. As soon as I take a new herb or increase an herb my milk supply goes up and baby is happy and life is good again. Several days later supply drops and he is unhappy and I have to work hard just to get him to nurse. Then I will come up with something new and the story repeats itself. Its so crazy because I can have plenty of milk one day and the next day I am down to nothing. I was hoping that I was imagining things and that he was just fussy sometimes but when I took him to the doctor he had lost from 12.1lbs to 11.4lbs in three weeks. Thank goodness the doctor was not worried because my son is still at a good weight but of course we cannot continue that. I pump after as many feeds as I can even getting up 1-2 times in the middle of the night to pump when he refuses to be woken. I am exhausted but so determined but at the same time I don't want to starve my baby. I am running out of ways to boost my supply.
Info: I am on 9 fenugreek 9 blessed thistle 9 marshmallow root and 120mg dpd
I am a stay at home mom with a 12 year old who helps out (bless her!)
Thanks in advance!!!!