My son is almost 3-1/2 months old now and about 1/2 a month ago he was still very hungry at night after I had already emptied both breasts so I would use some of my back-up supply of milk in the freezer. When that supply was gone and felt I had no other choice but to supplement with formula. I did this for about 2 weeks and now I'm producing next to nothing. The only time I really have any milk is in the mornings after my son has slept for 11 hours. I've started pumping between feedings and letting my son feed even though there's not much there, but I feel like I'm not producing anymore milk. Have I just messed up terribly and the consequence is now to formula feed only or is there something I can do?
Things I am now doing to help the problem:
I am drinking at least a gallon of water a day
I only drink one cup of caffeinated coffee in the mornings
I'm pumping several times between feedings or letting my baby feed
Is there still hope to go back to just breastfeeding or at this point will I have to feed him what I can and then supplement for the rest?