Re: First time mom, low supply. Help!
Thanks for posting all that, mama. Based on what you've written, it seems like you did get the right advice from the doc. 1 wet diaper per day is not what you want to see for 3 days in a row. And if your implants were put in through the areola- AFAIK that is a scenario that is more likely to cause issues with breastfeeding than with inframammary insertion (when the implant comes in from the crease at the base of the breast). So it seems reasonable to think that yes, your issues with milk production are real, and not just a matter of improper breastfeeding management.
In your shoes, I would want to do the following:
1. See a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC, as suggested by LLLKaren. She can tell you way better than we can whether or not your baby is getting enough from the breast to allow you to phase out the supplements, and can help you troubleshoot your pumping routine- maybe there is a way to yield more (like using a hospital-grade pump or a different shield size).
2. Renting a professional scale and doing your own test weights at home. One weigh-feed-weigh test won't tell you a whole lot because milk intake varies a lot. But average a day's worth of measurements and you will gain a more complete picture.
3. Talk to your doc about using a different type of formula? Admittedly, I do not know much about formula, but my understanding is that some babies have more trouble processing different types of formula, and that sort of issue could be responsible for your baby's poop issues.
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