I need some help, about to supplement..
Well my lo is 9w now and his eating like crazy. I can't pump for ever missed feeding, I can only pump twice for about 15min. But it's not enough. It's so hard to pump at home, he's eating or I have to see after the girls (dh works
2nd shift). So i need some advice. Starting tomorrow I may have to give him 4 oz of formula per day until something changes.
Here are some of the things I am starting to do..
1. Buy a bigger flange
2. Instead of pumping each breast 7 mins, I will do one for the whole 15min and the next session do the other (I can get 2 let downs this way)
3. Try (it's going to be almost impossible) to pump at least once when I get home from work.
4. Pump at least 2 times on off days.
I am even starting to ask myself is it worth it. I don't know you guys. This is becoming more complicated than I planned. Also I don't think there is anything "wrong" with my supply, but do you think MOther's milk will hurt? Or Fenugreek? I was leaning more towards the Fenugreek b/c I have a cold and I hear that's also good for cold symptoms....
Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)