Hi, Has anyone got any advice?
I have a 7 week old baby boy, Shay, who was born at 32 weeks and we spent the first 5 weeks in intensive and special care. Initially I wasn't able to breastfeed him, but expressed milk for his NGT feeds. My milk was a bit slow to come in at first, but by the time we went home he was fully breastfeeding.
Now he isn't gaining enough weight, only 10g a day, and even lost a bit of weight last week. My milk supply doesn't seem adequate and has dwindled I think. I am having to give him 1 supplementary formula feed a day as well as EBM top-ups.
I am taking fenugreek capsules, fenugreek, fennel and milk thisle tea, eating lots, drinking lots, sleeping ok.
I have a 2yr old who I successfully breastfed until she was 16months.
Any advice, ideas etc would be much appreciated as I feel strongly that I want to breasfeed and am feeling quite low and inadequate that its not taking off.