My son is 5 weeks old and I've been "trying" to breastfeed since the beginning. I had breast surgery about 4 years ago, I had saline implants with the incision underneath my nipple. I had "tuberous" breasts and got implants to give them a more natural shape. When I asked the surgeon about breastfeeding he said that he didn't know if I could breastfeed unless I already had the ability to breastfeed.
I feel that I'm not producing enough milk for my son. I pump when he naps (I have the Medela Advanced Pump N Style) to help keep up my supply since he will sleep for 3-5 hours at a time. But when I pump I only get maybe half an ounce total and it is really frustrating. I'll usually breastfeed for 10-15 minutes on each breast and then supplement with formula. He generally will cry if I put him down after breastfeeding and it's hard to get anything done.
My breast have never felt engorged (my husband doesn't think they've gotten bigger either), I've been taking fenugreek, breastfeeding teas, and drinking beer (only 1 a night). However when I've pumped my supply still hasn't increased. I know I'm obsessed with the number that the pump produces but I can't help feeling that my son isn't getting enough. If I exclusively breastfeed I'm afraid that I won't be able to leave him with my husband for awhile (so I can go out with friends or eventually get a job again)
Does anyone have any advice for me?