I had my tubes tied two weeks ago and with the combination of fasting, the surgery itself, not being able to eat/drink anything or keep things down afterward and not being able to breastfeed for 24 hours, my milk supply dropped. If I had to guess, it's because I was dehydrated. I did pump and dump, but what was telling is I had nursed my daughter at 730am, and the first time I pumped was 430pm- and I wasn't full or engorged. During the time I wasn't able to BF, she was bottle fed my breastmilk as well as some formula.
The past two weeks have been spent trying to build my supply back up, and I thought I had done so and was out of the woods; but the past few days have been extremely difficult. I have yet to feel full, even after the 7 hour stretch at night; I am unable to pump more than two ounces total, and lately, every time I put her on the breast, she becomes fussy, angry, and gassy. Yesterday was particularly difficult, because other than her nighttime feeding, every.single.time I put her on the breast, within a minute she became agitated and fussy, moments later passing gas- to the point where we both gave up trying, and I resorted to a bottle.
She is 3 months old as of this week, has regular wet diapers and usually one bowel movement a day, occasionally skipping a day, so I'm guessing she's getting enough from me, but this fussiness at the breast is really bothering me. Help!