I started breastfeeding well when my ds was able to gain 100g in 3 days. However, due to his jaundice, he was hospitalised and after that, everything went downhill.
My boy did not regain his birth weight after 1mth although he was getting 6-8 wet & dirty diapers a day then. I was advised by his PD to supplement with FM while expressing my milk at the same time.
I haven't got much luck in increasing my supply. I'm only able to pump out abt 1oz or sometimes lesser every 3hrs. And that's after squeezing my breasts to get them out. My hubby said I was like squeezing blood out from rocks.
I went to a lactation consultant, and she put my ms to the test. My boy, underweight and not gaining well, was merely sucking 5ml in 10mins. He's now going 3mths. She advised me to give him full FM and express whatever I've got to give to him until I totally dry up in probably about 2months time. She also said that the hospital grade pumps and drugs/medication will not help me much. I've taken 6 fenugreek pills a day, but it didn't seem to help.
Anyone can give me alternative advice? I really want to keep on breastfeeding