Fenugreek has worked wonders for me. I take it when I need to, stop if I have too much milk and then start again if I need to get more out for DS' bottles while I'm at work. I started taking it again 5 days ago. I've been taking 2 capsules (610 mg each capsule) 3 times per day and I have a ton of milk now! I leaked last night while sleeping and DS has started sputtering a little again because of my slight oversupply. I think you can take a lot of it. I remember reading a post on here from a mama who was taking 7 pills 3Xs/day.
But you probably have plenty of milk - like some of the pps said, you can't get out with a pump what your LO can. But..
---You could try pumping in the early morning when your milk supply is greatest - try pumping 5 minutes after your LO has finished her am feed.
---You might have to wait for your letdown - I sometimes have to wait 10-15 min now for letdown to occur when I'm pumping. It's frustrating to wait but once my letdown has happened, the milk is a-flowin'!
---You could also stop pumping, wait a few minutes, then start again. Continue this starting and stopping a few times. I do this as well to help milk flow. It seems to work well for me.
If you have an extra supply of ExBM, you can give this to your LO so you don't need to use formula (if your LO needs the extra milk which I suspect she doesn't.) You can use a supplemental feeding system suggested by Momma1. Many people say you shouldn't use a bottle but I had to because my DS was jaundiced, lethargic and not latching on. I couldn't find the supplemental feeding system where I live and a cup and dropper were totally useless. I just worked on latch with him before I gave him a bottle for each and every feeding. After 2 months, he was latching on pretty well. By 3 months, you would never have guessed that we had had tremendous problems at the beginning!
You are doing a wonderful job. Try not to doubt yourself or your body's ability to produce enough milk for your daughter. You can do this and we are all here to help you!
Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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