My son was born 15 weeks early on Jan 27th. I started pumping the next day using a Medela Symphony pump. My milk started coming in after about the 2nd or 3rd day. I pumped about 10 times a day but at my highest the most I ever pumped was an ounce and a half. Then my supply started going down to the point where I only get 10-20mL every 2-3 hours now (And I have to squeeze out every last drop). My son is currently getting tube fed 30mL every 3 hours. I've tried a lot of things to bring it back up: power pumping, double pumping, fenugreek, fenugreek & blessed thistle, and eating a lot oatmeal. I definitely am drinking and eating enough and still taking my prenatal vitamin so that shouldn't be in issue. I am on the mini pill so my birth control shouldn't be affecting it and although I spend every day at the NICU with my son and only get to see my husband on the weekends, I'm not overly stressed.
Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions? I would go see a lactation consultant but I've heard TRICARE doesn't cover that and we're living paycheck to paycheck as it is with me not working. I would love for my son to continue to get my breastmilk but pumping and only getting such a small amount has me wanting to throw in the towel and not have to get up in the middle of the night to pump. (After all I'm going to have to get up enough during the night when the baby is able to come home.)
Thanks in advance.