My LO is 9 weeks old and since her birth (via CS) breastfeeding has been a major struggle.
LO herself is a great baby to nurse .. she loves it and has a great latch. I enjoy nursing and wish I could nurse her exclusively. The issue is my supply. I have seen two different lactation consultants and am currently taking Domperidone (for the
past 6 weeks) and eating lactation cookies. The domperidone has helped, maybe, a
little bit. But I still have to supplement, which I do not want to do. I even use a
"Milkies Saver" to collect the BM from the breast I am not nursing from to collect
Currently, I BF 70% and supplement with formula 30%. I have to supplement because after I nurse, LO is still hungry and will cry and cry until she is satisfied. I
have tried just BFing her all day whenever she wants it, but after 5 minutes or so, I know I am completely dry and she is still hungry.
Each day I breastfeed every 2-2.5 hours, then, if LO is still hungry supplement 1-2 oz of formula. LO sleeps 6-7 hours through the night, and to keep up my supply, I wake up and pump, which I save to build a supply for if and when I have to be away from my LO.
When I pump, I pump about 2 oz, 3 oz (total from both breasts) if I am really lucky.
Is there anything else I can do to build up my supply? Any advice??? I am willing to do just about anything.