DS is 5-1/2 mos old and has been pretty much fed on demand. Up until this past week he nursed regularly 6 x's during the day and once at night. (He has been on solids since he was 3 mos per his pediatrician). He is a very distracted nurser. If there is anything going on he stops turns around to see what is happening. Even sitting in a seperate room where it is quieter does not help. No matter where I am he can always hear his sister, daddy, etc.
My problem happened this week when my milk suddenly dissappeared. One morning when I got up it was like I had never breast-fed. I have been trying to let him nurse as often as he wants but again each session was maybe lasting 3-4 min because of "life" happening around him. I have started pumping about every 2 hours and I am only getting 2 oz total per session. I used to be able to get 6 oz total per session. I am taking fenugreek (for the past 24 hours) and have not noticed any increase in my supply. I am so frustrated and do not want to give up giving him breast-milk whether it be directly from the breast or in a bottle. He will spend more time taking it from a bottle because he can sit up and see what's happening, and I don't mind that.
My problem is simply getting my supply increased. I've been taking the fenugreek for 36 hours now, and pumping every 2 hours during the day for the same amount of time (tonight is the first night I got up to pump)
What else do I do? I am drinking plenty of water, and limiting all other activity. I have tried letting him nurse as much as he wants but he just cries the whole time as he's not getting anything (I used to have a pretty good let-down which is no longer there when he nurses)