I have some questions about the minipill - does anyone have experience with this pill possibly affecting supply?
I started the minipill two weeks ago, and almost simultaneously I felt as though my 8-week-old son was on a growth spurt. However, our latch was off and I was having searing pain with feeding so I switched to pumped breast milk until I was able to see a lactation consultant who was able to fix our latch.
In the two days I was pumping only, I was only able to get 0.75 ounces every pumping session - each session three hours apart. I had to use all my stashed milk in my freezer in order to make sure my son got enough milk . I'm now trying to pump every day to get my stash back where it was. I used to be able to get 2 ounces an hour after my son ate and 5 ounces if it was instead of a feeding, but now I can BARELY squeeze out 1.5 ounces between 5 pumping sessions in a 12 hour period.
I've been on fenugreek for four days now with still yet no change in supply, as well as pumping several times a day in addition to feeding my son 10-12 times a day and still no increase in supply. I am so frustrated. I know my son is getting enough milk, but I miss the ability to pump that small extra amount of milk for my stash \ just in case I have another pain mishap. Four days of pumping and I only have 3.5 ounces to show for it. Can I attribute this drop in supply to the minipill? Will it come back when I stop it (which I have decided to do)?