I'm sorry I wasn't clear on what I was trying to say Tami. What I *meant* was: You can gradually cut back on supplements if that makes you feel better than doing so more abruptly. But you don't have to gradually add in the feedings. You can just go ahead and raise the number of feeds right away...as in *now*!Originally Posted by Tami
Is that clearer? As soon as you are nursing a lot your milk supply will increase. You shouldn't need the supplements then.
So at this point you should really be aiming for that 8-12 times/24 hours (at least-more if dd shows the need). If you are nursing her at least this much you should have no reason to continue the supplements much longer.
It sounds like you cut them back today even more. That's great! Just remember, in order for your breasts to make milk you have to tell them to do so. The way you do that is by removing milk. The more milk you remove from them, the more milk they will make. Supply and demand, isn't it great!
Hopefullly you will be full force tomorrow and you won't need to pump/supplement much longer.