I have been trying to breastfeed my 1 month old. My milk supply is low. I never felt and still dont ever feel engourged.
She was born @ 36 weeks 6 days. So she was premature.
I feed my daughter on both sides, 5-10 min on one side, 5-10 min on the other side. I can hear her swallowing but only for about the first 5 min on each side. If i would ler her, she would nibble for hours. Theres only a few times she spits it out.
After I breastfeed her, she still is smacking her lips wanting to drink more. So I give her formula. Sometimes she'll drink an ounce, sometimes up to 4oz. after each feeding.
I try to pump as much as possible. Im using a medla hospital grade pump now to try and help build my supply up. Even in the middle of the night I'll pump. I drink mothers milk. I take fenugreek. I drink A LOT of water throughout the day. I get just enough sleep. I eat a balanced diet. Im thinking of trying blessed thistle.
Everything is getting exhausting. I really want to exclusivly breastfeed, but I'm losing hope.