Please help...I have a problem with my breastmilk supply.
My daughter will turn 5 months next week. I have been feeding her breastmilk since birth and when i came back to work 3 months later.
She fell ill two weeks ago. Because she had to be fed with syringe, her milk intake was halved than her usual feeding size of 140 ml at that time. However, i expressed my breastmilk to maintain the supply.
After she recovered, my milk supply dwindled rapidly. Because i put her in infant centre, i need to express 3 bottles of 160 ml (her current feeding size) for her feeding during the day. Yesterday i was struggling to meet that mark. Expressing at workplace 3 times a day (10:30am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm), at home (12:30 am, 3:30 am, 6:30 am) still did not give me the 480ml. Especially during the morning sessions, i could not even feel the let down reflexes.
Previously, each 3 hourly session i can express up to 120 ml for both sides and about 50-60 ml for one side. Now, each session only gives me 60 ml for both sides.
I am trying to increase my milk supply by letting my daughter latch on for her evening (9 pm), midnight feed (2 am), and morning feeds (7:30 am) but nothing seems to work.
Should i take the fenugreek seed capsules to increase my milk supply? Does it work?