A friend of mine sent me ask me for help today and I'm not sure what to tell her. her almost 4 month old is not nursing well anymore and seems to only want to play with her nipple or lick it instead of actively nursing but seems hungry. he does latch well sometimes but he is not in any way an aggressive when nursing. She does feed on demand but feels her supply has decreased and the doctor is getting concerned about his weight as well. Even when she pumps and her husband gives him a bottle, he takes about an hour to finish it and is very lazy about sucking. She gave him a pacifier but he can not keep it in his mouth. Any ideas? I have suggested that he may be distracted or that maybe she should try to achieve a letdown first so he doesn't have to work to get milk. I just don't know. She is getting so frustrated and doesn't want her supply to get any worse.
She has started trying to increase it by taking fenugreek.