Hello. My son is 4.5 months old. when he was first born i had an oversupply of milk. The baby would gag on the milk and etc...I was instructed to try block feeding. I did this and to my suprise everything worked out.
In the past week or so i have noticed that at night my milk supply has dwindled in the evenings. I nurse effectively in the mornings and early afternoon. If i breast feed my son at 4 or 5 pm, it seems that my breasts do not have enough time to recover to give him a 6:30 pm feeding (this is his bed time feeding). He cries, fusses, yanks my nipples, and eventually gives up and just screams/crys of what seems to be hunger. The first time this happened i let him cry and tried to nurse for an half hour. I started to get frustrated and hated to watch him cry. i gave up and i then quilcky got a bottle of expressed milk and gave it to him. He was mad because he wanted the breast and not a bottle. Eventually he went to sleep. Since then, i either give him expressed milk or formula at times that my supply seems to make him cry. If i supplement with expressed milk or a bottle of formula at his 4 or 5 pm feeding - i then have enough for him at that night time feeding. He sleeps all night and wakes around 5:30 ~630 am. I then have to wait 4 hours or so before i can express more milk for the following day.
this makes me cry every night that i can not meet my babies needs. i get so stressed out. I try not to but i do. can anyone help with what i perceive a low supply of breast milk. I am currently drinking mother milk tea, i take fenugreek and it seems not to be helping. Any suggestions i can get to help with this situation, i would greatly appreciate.