Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer. Sorry for the lengthy post but I have so many questions.
I am a FTM had an emergency c-section at 37+6 due fetal heart rate issue. My son was born on 1/11/13 at 5 lbs 13 oz. I was exclusively breast feeding him from day 1. I thought I was doing fine and the lactation consultant from the hospital didn't say otherwise. However, by day 4 he has lost 10% body weight, a little jaundice and not producing enough poops and peeps. His pediatrician and I agree to supplement with formula and he was doing a lot better. My milk didn't come in until day 5 but I felt he wasn't nursing well until day 7. Now day 8, even when I feel he's latching well most of the time and feeding 30min on 1 breast and sometimes on 2, he's still not satisfied, I end up having to supplement with 1-2 oz of formula before he's content. My breast feels softer after each feeding but I am only a size 34B (pre-pregnancy size 34A), so I know he's getting some milk out. When I try to hand express milk, I only see drops come out at a slow rate. Do I have low supply? What about slow let down (is there such a thing)? I am frustrated and is there anything I can do? I am eating oatmeal and taking fenugreek to boast supply for 4 days now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.