My son is 6 months old. For the past 2 months he didn't gain any weight. The dr says that I need to give him formula. Someone let me borrow a scale so that I can weight my son before and after feedings to see what he had to eaten. Most of the time the scale showed that he hadn't even eaten an ounce. So I'm assuming my supply has dwindled drastically. I'm pretty sure it's from when I went back to work: The stress added to the lack of pumping.
To make sure that my son was getting what he needed to eat, I started pumping my milk and giving it to him in bottles. One of the problems is that When I pump Im lucky if I get an ounce between the two. I have a hygea medical pump. I pump everytime my son eats and I pump 5 min past the last drop. I'm pretty sure I get a let down early on In the pumping session; the milk comes out in sprays instead of drips, but it doesn't last longer than a few min. I am also taking fenugreek (3 2x a day), drinking mother's milk tea 2 x a day, eating oatmeal and flax seed. I don't see any of this helping.
I'm not sure what else I can do. If I can't get my supply back I'm going to have to stop. I'm pumping maybe 7-8 oz a day and my son is eating 20. I know that half is better than non, but I'm spending so much time pumping that I don't get much time with him. I don't want to give up. Can anyone help?