I am so happy to join you here i live in US alone with my husband and got so confusing advices from too many people and discovered they were all wrong
in the first days after going home from hospital people told me you don't have enough milk and we started to supplement with formula which i really hated. we are unexperienced and we were giving him everytime he cries and after a week i decided to decrease the formula intake and trying to rely only on breast milk i wasn't sleeping at all because i know i don't have enough milk because of formula we gave to him all the time so i was nursing 24/7.
Now, he is 4 weeks and 5 days, we stopped the formula since he was 3 weeks, i take fenugreek pills, mother's milk, lactation cookies and i feel improvement in my milk supply. but i drink like 5 500ml bottles of water per day -> should i increase it ? i try as much as i can but still i end up with only 5
my problem is that he nurses in the morning every 2-3 hrs for 1-2 hrs every feeding session and that's good for me. In the evening from 9 pm he begins nursing (and i feel my milk supply is low in the evening) till 7 or 9 am !!!! i know he is hungry and i feel so bad because i don't try to give him formula but NO i won't get back to these awful days of formula.
Please Help me why my milk supply is low at night and how to improve it ? i REALLY NEED TO SLEEP at night and i dream of making a sleeping schedule for him.
P.S. i have a Lansinoh breast pump double electric but i use it twice in the morning only.
Your help is really appreciated