I am having supply issues, at first I was able to keep up with my duaghter Kimber ( who is 11weeks old now) and did not need to suppliment her with bottles. A few weeks after I had her I got sick and I noticed a severe dip in my supply. Now I am only producing about 1/5 th an oz every two hours, and she is eating about 4-6oz every two to three hours. So I know I am not able to keep up with her. I started a new routine when I returned to work. When I am home with her I am able to nurse her before she gets a bottle she will nurse on each side for about 30-45 min then she gets a bottle. Then I will maually pump for another 30-45 min after. I noticed thorugh that when I use my hand pump or my electric pump I dont pull any milk, but can only get a small amount when I do it myself.
I am drinking 84oz of water a day, and am taking fenugreek 3 times a day 3 tablets each. Also I am drinking 2 cups of mothers milk tea every day.
When I am at work becuase I do not have 45 min to myself every two hours to pump myslef I have brought my electric pump with me and I pump each side for an hour and just rotate through the night. I am worried though because I have been doing this for about 4 days now and I have not seen a change at all. I know this does not ahppen instantly but I though by now I would have at least seen a little change.
Is it still stimulating when I am at work using my electric pump even though I am not pulling any milk, or am I just annoying myslef by listening to my pump for ten hours straight???
Any advice would really help, my family is making me feel like I am failing already at being a mother because I am not exclusivly BF my daughter. I wish I could be but right now it is just not happening.