Wondering if anyone out there could share some advice or a similiar personal experience with me? I'm hoping for some encouragement!
Due to tongue tie, thrush, poor latch and slow weight gain, I was advised to start supplementing with formula at six weeks for my son. I have been supplementing for two weeks and finally, at two months old, he seems to have improved his nursing ability! That makes me very happy, and my lactation consultant would like me to lose the formula supplements and nurse full time again.
My problem though, is that I am worried about production. Due to pumping and supplementing, my supply has dwindled. To increase it, I am drinking Yogi mother's milk, plenty of water, and ofcourse non stop nursing!
Tonight I did use my medela Lacation Aid because I was just stressed thinking my DS wasn't getting enough! Do you ladies think that I will be able to increase my supply enough to sustain him without any supplements? It's hard for me to trust in myself. I have heard it can take days to increase your supply and I'm wondering if using the lactation aid even sparingly might hinder nature taking its course.
Is there hope for me? What do you ladies think?