Thanks so much Meg!
I didn't mean to say that you were suggesting weaning the supplement. Our IBCLC wants us to start weaning it because she thinks he likely has bottle preference and doesn't need as much supplement as he is taking. I called today and have a scale coming this week so we will be able to do weighted feeds at home to get a better assessment of how much supplement he really needs.
In terms of milk production, I am BFARing but seems to make enough milk (I am on domperidone). Initially I think my hormonally driven milk supply was good although around 8-10 weeks (when my hormones changed) my milk supply dropped dramatically which I think was due to poor milk transfer and decreased demand due to TT. We had my DS's PTT and ULT revised at 8 weeks, which was likely the reason for his poor milk transfer. Now it's so hard to tell if he still has poor transfer or if he is just used to the bottle.
I really appreciate your comment about supplementing with formula. Yes, we all know that breast is best, which is why I am still here trying to figure out how to get back to the breast. At the same time, the insane schedule of nursing, supplementing and pumping is so miserable and I have been doing that now for 2 months. Your comment made me feel like I am still an important part of this nursing relationship, when so often it seems like us moms are expected to sacrifice everything for these little ones, even if it's to our own detriment. Obviously I want what is best for my son, but a happy mom is also what is best for him.