Re: Dip in milk supply and nothing is seeming to work
joshuas.mommy, you've been giving excellent advice so I think we're all just nodding silently instead of posting.
Yes, the Medela PIS is not a hospital-grade pump. It's not so significantly better than what you're suing that I'd encourage you to drop $175 on it, particularly when that's at least 2 months of rental costs for a Symphony or a Lactina or something.
I'd also love to see you try breastfeeding directly again. A lot of moms get bamboozled into EPing when they mistake normal adjustments to supply, and normal frustrations connected to nursing, for low supply. If you could get the baby to nurse again you might be able to ditch the pump and the supplements and the hard work and simply nurse! No guarantees, of course.
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