My DS is 11weeks, I've struggled with low supply early on. He was jaundice and was under light therapy at 3days. during this time he wasnt getting enough from me so the docs said to add formula to each feeding to help push out the bilirubin. His bilirubin kept climbing up. So day 5, doc told us to take him off the breast and only feed formula for 3days. During this time I pumped and stored, but there was not much at all 1oz every 4hrs. At 8 days, we were finally home and tried going back on the breast but couldn't seem to produce enough. At 2 weeks, went to a lactation consultant found out, DS was tongue tied, got him snipped...and still not much improvement.
For the past 2months, he's been mostly on the breast and taking extra 2oz bottles 3x/day (mid morning, mid afternoon, bedtime). I tried doing 3 days of purely breastfeeding, but he would fussy a lot, noticed less wet diapers, and constipation (screaming to push out his dry poo). And seems like he's always tired.
So, ive been trying everything to get my supply up: oatmeal...can't tell, milkmaid tea...can't tell, fenugreek 3pills/3x...nothing, mothers love...nothing, now trying lactate support pills...nothing yet but being hopeful. Is my body getting used to all these pills? should I take a break and try again later?
I'm desperate. Any advice would be appreciated.