I finally signed up for lll because I am really in need of some help! I am a working mom with a son who will be 12 months in a few days. When I am not working I exclusively breastfeed him, and then I pump at work and use EBM for his bottle during the day. Right now I nurse him 3 times a day (in the morning, right after work, and before bed) and he gets one full bottle at lunch while I'm at work. He is also loving solid foods and eats 3 square meals a day in addition to breastfeeding.
Up until a few weeks ago my son has only had breastmilk, but ove the past 4 months or so my supply has slowly been declining and I finally had to supplement him with a little formula
Right now I am to the point where I am hardly getting anything when I pump at work and I am struggling with this. I really want to continue breastfeeding but I am just not producing. I feel like I have tried everything under the sun to help. I have woken the baby up to nurse more (he has slept through the night for a long time); I pump in the middle of the night, I drink milk tea and a ton of water, I have tried mothers milk (both tablet and tincture); I have taken fenugreek, made lactation cookies, I eat healthy, and I have even tried taking table spoons of brewers yeast in water (horribly, horribly disgusting). Right now I am at a loss for what to do and need help.
I am wondering what should I do. I have thought about giving him whole cows milk and just nursing him like I have been, but I don't know.
I am also wondering if there is any other way to get my supply back. Like I said I really want to continue to give my son breastmilk and it makes me sad to think I might not be able to.
I'm hoping someone can help!!! Please help!!!