Re: Trouble getting enough supply to EBF
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!
I think the hospital-grade pump is an excellent idea, and most likely worth the expense. Hospital-grade pumps really are a breed apart from most consumer models! And if it were me, I would be comfortable taking Reglan as I have taken it before for a milk supply issue and had no side-effects aside from increased production. If you would prefer not to take Reglan, there is an alternative called Domperidone, which is available by prescription outside the US and from compounding pharmacies in the US. It has similar efficacy to Reglan and lacks some of the negative side-effects.
I know you've been working hard at breastfeeding for the last 3.5 weeks and you're probably getting pretty dispirited- but you don't need to be! There is no point at which you "need to just accept" that you won't have an increase in milk supply- unless YOU decide you're ready to accept that. There's always hope for better supply, and I think you should feel pretty positive because despite having several factors stacked against you (PCOS, tongue tie, not using the best pump), you're still providing about 1-1.5 oz at a time, which is great! Remember, the average feeding for a breastfed baby is just 2-4 oz, so you're not too far off from having what you need.
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