Well, it looks like I'm back here again. I had posted a week ago because I was put on Micronor (the minipill... which I have since then stopped) and got my first pp period and felt like my supply had dropped. At the same time, my latch needed fixing so I went and saw a lactation consultant to fix baby's latch. Baby was still gaining weight so my undersupply concerns weren't really considered valid at the time.
This week baby had his 2 month appointment... and he weighed 9 pounds even... 5 ounces less than he did the week before. He's no longer a percentile for weight... dropped right off the charts.
I don't know what to do. I'm taking 5 capsules of fenugreek 3-4 times a day (can anyone say pancake sweat!?), on motherlove more milk plus special blend (1-2 pills four times a day), drinking lactation tea and eating oatmeal every morning and often making lactation cookies with brewer's yeast. I'm pumping between feedings, feeding baby on demand (every 1.5-3 hours, except he JUST started STTN four nights ago) and as long as he's wants to eat, offering both breasts... and have been doing this for two weeks now.
Starting halfway through this week I feel like my supply might've gone up a little bit... not a lot, and mainly just in the mornings. I can pump a little more than I used to... I've been able to put 4 feedings into the freezer, which I'm desperately needing because I start school and work in the next two weeks.
Baby is acting well, is a super alert baby and shows no signs of malaise, fatigue or malnutrition... and despite his weight loss his length and head circumference continues to increase. If I didn't know baby's weight, I would've never guessed there was a problem. The doctor will see us back in 2 weeks to do a weight recheck, and said that as long as I feel my supply is coming back he's not too concerned about the weightloss. If he is still losing weight in two weeks he is going to recommend using formula supplementation.
So I guess my question is 2 fold.
1) What the heck am I doing wrong that baby is losing weight? How can I fix this actual honest-to-god undersupply problem?
2) At what point do I cave to formula? I'm not going to starve my baby, but I am so wanting to succeed at breastfeeding that I don't know if I'm going to know when it's time to give in.
I don't know... I'm just getting really stressed about this and it's not helping my situation.