I am EP and have never had adequate supply. I usually can only pump 2oz per pump session every 4 hours. i am on reglan 4 times a day and drink mothers milk tea 3 times a day. my supply has suddenly just dropped. i do supplement formula. i tried for weeks to breastfeed. my baby was in nicu for 11 days and was slow to learn to eat. breastfeeding was attempted and he ended up dehydrated and on a bottle of whatever i could pump and formula supplamented.
im at wits end. i wanted nothing more than to breastfeed. that didnt happen so i swore i was going to pump and feed.....and i am only half doing that. he gets maybe 1-2 4 oz breast milk bottles a day depending on how much i get. my LO is 2 months old and i just feel like i am failing him by not producing more. with my first son the same thing happen, i had low supply but had no support system then and gave up....i didnt even pump. but this time is different. he is our miracle. what else can i try? i have a pump in style i use at home and an avent on the go manual pump i use at work. my breast are pretty large so when i pump i do one at a time and have to squeeze/massage to empty as much as possible. it doesnt matter if i pump every 2-3 hours or 4-6 hours, i will only average 2oz per session (about an ounce per breast.....) what else can i do? is there anything? am i just a low producer? i feel like a failure. could it be that i may be ready to start my period and the hormone levels are affecting it??????