Hi! I'm trying to increase my milk supply, too. We've had a rocky start getting bfing started, and I want to get things up to par before I go back to work in a few months.
Have any of you had success at improving your milk supply when the baby is 3 weeks old (or older)? (I guess I just need encouragment that it's possible!) The ped has me on a schedule that alternates bfing with 1-1/2 to 2 oz. formula supplements to help my dd gain weight.
When I pump (irregularly), I never get more than a little puddle at the bottom of my Medela PISA bottle. (Yesterday it took me 3 or 4 pumping sessions of 10 minutes each to get 1 oz.) So here's my plan to boost my milk production--would you all do anything differently?
1) Keep bfing on demand, but at least every 2-1/2 hours during the day.
2) Before I give the formula, bf unti lthe baby seems satisfied--then "top her off" with the formula.
3) Take a lactation supplement that contains fenugreek & blessed thistle.
4) Pump in the morning and after each feeding. But for how long? Would you recommend a different pumping schedule?
If I increase the time that baby's at the breast, and pump more, should I see better results?
Thanks in advance! (Reading these posts has been a lifesaver for us!)