Hello, This is my first post on this site. I figured I'd come here for some advice/help with my breast feeding issues.
Sorry about my pun, but I wasn't sure how to title this post.
I am a stay at home mom to my son who is now 12 weeks old and I've been breast feeding him since day one. I'm not sure about going about this.
I used to be able to pump 5-6 oz a breast a sitting and now I'm lucky if I can get one ounce a breast a sitting. My son doesn't stay latched on as long as he used to. Every time I say something about it to my mom (hoping for some moral support) she tells me to see a lactation consultant and asks where the bottles are so she can feed him. My husband is starting to get better at supporting me with the breast feeding. He used to be so quick at grabbing a bottle when our son would become super fussy...
I am partially guilty because we keep formula in the house for those days that my son is a bottomless pit. I try not to give it to him unless I ABSOLUTELY have to. I hate the fact that some times I need to give it to him. I have stock piled my breast milk numerous times and as soon as I have a decent supply my son kills it off.
I have tried to build my supply back up by taking fenugreek and drinking the mothers milk tea. I also have an occasional beer to try to help. I also try to pump between feedings but that doesn't always happen during the day, in the evening when my husband gets home it's a little easier. I'd like to keep breast feeding until he's at least a year old but I'm starting to feel that it's impossible...
Is there any other advise anyone can give me?