Hi ladies. My LO will be 14 days tomorrow. I have been tracking my pumping output for two days. Day one was 23 oz and day two was 17. Kellymom suggests that I should be getting about 32 oz's a day at day 14. I'm pumping 8 times a day and taking Fenugreek. We are working on his latch issues, doing exercises 4 and 8 times a day to develop his suck (it's nearly non existent due to nipple confusion) and he's being put to the breast four times a day (with intent to work up to more) on the advice of an IBCLC, but he only stays on briefly- which is a huge improvement already!
I accidentally went for two five hour periods without pumping due to being out of the house yesterday and worry that I've already damaged my output (I went from 23 to 17.) So I am pumping every 2 hours today and have tried power pumping. Will more frequent pumping really help, or do I need to be doing more? I'm not getting as much as I should, right?
I also should mention that I am Hypothyroid and they lowered my dose immediately following delivery, so it is possible that I am slightly hypo right now. I normally take 100 mg a day of levothyroxine, but was up to 125 during pregnancy. I will be tested at my postpartum checkup. I am wondering if this could affect my supply negatively?
Sorry for the length and thanks for reading.