Due to many trips to the ER and eventually having surgery, I believe my supply has been hindered. I have read posts and books that say you should multiply the baby’s weight by 2.5 and get the amount of ounces that baby should be taking in 24 hours.
So anyways if I do the math, I get that my dd (3 months old) should be getting 4 ounces every 3 hours. When I pump, I barely get 3 ounces…
We don’t have any certified LC’s around my area, however our local WIC office has a “Breastfeeding peer counselor.” She gave me some websites to look at and told me of “Fenurgreek” So I looked it up online to see the side effects etc… webMD said that it isn’t safe for breastfeeding… I’m assuming like all the nurses/medical staff that I ran into with my surgery, they just don’t know anything.
So, I was wondering if anyone has taken it, and if it helped? Any other suggestions on how to increase my supply? I have pumped after feedings, and pump on an “every 2-3 hr” schedule while I am at work (which is only 3 days a week).
I feed on demand, even on my lunch breaks….. I’m just getting discouraged and I want to be able to BF her and make sure she gets enough.