I need help. My DD is five months on Monday, but my milk supply is nearly depleted. I did not plan to stop nursing this soon. Actually I only planned on nursing until she was 6 months, but now I think even a year would be better. I am not ready to let go of that attachment.
I noticed after a period last month that my supply went down. I have tried pumping more, nursing more, eating oatmeal, and drinking more water, but nothing seems to help. I have had a problem with the right side from the beginning. Now I may not even get 1/2 an ounce in say 15-20 of pumping. On the left I am down to about 4 oz. after 15-20 minutes of pumping. Today I was almost in tears leaving my baby with only a 5 oz bottle. She has not grown use to any juice, so I have been quite frantic that she may not get enough.
Someone asked if I have been eating right also. What should I be eating and how much? Will that have an effect on my supply? Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do, and how long will it take for me to see an increase or is this the end????