I am in tears! After a week or so of batteling my dipping milk supply I truly feel defeated! I really think that my milk supply is near gone and I don't know if there is much more that I can do!
In a nutshell this is the deal:
My little guy is about 7.5 months old
I "think" I got my period but not totally sure because I have an IUD which could make it drastically different I was told...but think I did as my supply decreased around the time that my so called "period" symptoms showed up.
I have been taking Fenugreek the last 2 days to increase my supply, eating oatmeal almost everyday and drinking a lot of water.
I also have been pumping after almost every nursing session and 2.5 hours after my little guy goes down for the night.
In the last week I have only gotten about 6oz total from both breast despite all that pumping!
I have ordered different fittings for my pump as my breast are very large and the fittings are the average size....maybe that would help?
I use a medela pump that is brand new.
My little guy has been fussy after feedings but I am not sure if that is related to my milk issues or the fact that he is getting another tooth.
I have also decreased the amount of solids that he is eating hoping that would make him want to nurse more often and for longer bouts.
What else can I do?