I've had it. I cannot bf successfully. every time I think we're over our hurdles I'm thrown a loop. I struggled with 3 LCs, sore nipples, mysterious breast pain, fenugreek, waking up every 3 hours during the night to feed/pump, and pumping like mad to get my supply up and to get my daughter to latch. She isn't a big eater and every feeding was a struggle. Finally we had it! She was eating and gaining, I had so much milk that I was able to freeze about a week's worth, pumping 3-4 oz per breast, my nipple and breast pain went away, and we were both happy.
Now all of a sudden it's over. I noticed I couldn't pump much on Friday and it's gotten progressively worse during the weekend. Today I can barely squeek out an ounce combined. She is latching but won't suck b/c why should she? there's nothing there.
To make matters worse, she started getting the crystalized red spots in her diaper from lack of hydration and concentrated urine. This was an issue in the hospital and the drs told me to make sure if we see that to get her hydrated asap so now I'm giving her EBM following each "nursing" session, although by nursing I mean she latches, falls asleeps, and cries.
I'm back on fenugreek as of yesterday (3/3x) and since Saturday I've been pumping every 2 hours and getting less and less as the day goes.
I don't really expect advice. Just needed to vent. I've done everything I can possibly think of and nothing is helping. I can get her to 3 months exclusively bf using my frozen milk and then I guess it's over. Frustration is an understatement.
And yes, I've been in contact with my local LLL. She's very nice. Not much else to say on that note.