My son was born a few weeks early due to me having pre-e. He had a high level of magnesium in his system when born from me, and he had some eating issues early on. While in the NICU I began breastfeeding when he was about 1 1/2 weeks. I was running just shy of what he needed for his feeds so they started me supplimenting similac sensitive formula and he was released to go home.
Upon coming home I was producing about half of what he needed. I was pumping about 20 ml when he didn't breast feed.
about a week and a half ago I researched what I could do to increase my supply so i may get him on just breast milk. So i started trying supplements-fenugreek, blessed thistle. I also added mother's milk tea and the lactation cookies. Not only did my supply not go up it steadily decreased. I am now lucky to get a total of 5 ml if I pump, and my son is clearly not satisfied after feeding and cries until I have to give him a bottle. I am pumping every 2 hours to no avail. He is starting to resist latching as well.
I don't know what to do. I tried everything I could find online. I really don't want to have to resort to prescription meds. HELP!!!