I am for some reason drying out already and my son is not even 2 weeks old. He is eating every 2-3 hours and now he is getting frustrated with me. He has a great latch on the left side and the supply on that side seems fine. But now I fear his latch on the right side isn't quite right. He slips off and gets aggressive going back on -- and now it hurts to nurse on that side. I was trying to pump today ( I have an Advent Manual pump which is the only pump I have ever managed to get milk with -- bad luck with the hospital pumps even). And I can't even get an ounce.
I go to the doctor on Thursday and had thought to see if maybe it is because of a lack of female hormones (I had an ovary removed (it ruptured) 13 years ago and lost another 1/3 in another pregnancy.) I am 35 now and with my previous 2 kids I took the bc pill you can take while nursing and had no supply problem. Trying to pump in between feedings to keep more stimulus going and I have upped the amount of liquids I am drinking.
Didn't know if anyone else has had a diminished supply or dried up so quickly. He is content most of the time after nursing, but I had to supplement the right side today with formula and the pumped breast milk.