hi sorry it's taken a while to get on. for some reason the forums were not loading for me. I ended up talking to the LC yesterday and she told me that since i get more with hand expression to do that but to still pump. but i figured out that i can pump for 2-5 minutes, then hand express and repeat this for about 15 minutes. I seem to get a lot more. She gave me more advice. like bathing with baby, napping with him etc. plus told me to do the things I am already doing. It was good to be reassured that I am on the right path!
Yesterday I got an oz the entire day, today I got 1.5 oz. I am noticing my supply really starting to get better instead of a small change like 1/4th an oz it's going bigger lol. I am so glad to see such a jump today ! He is nursing still but only with the shield on so I did order the SNS I should get tomorrow or Monday. I am doing that to hopefully get him back on the breast without the shield. Since he has been nursing but not getting much I find that whenever he is tired he wants to nurse to sleep so that is really helping as well.
I am really exciting seeing a 50 % increase today. I am thinking it starts slow but catches up
I wanted to thank everyone for the advice! I think we are doing the right things! hopefully he will latch with the SNS. since he doesn't have a nipple preference with milk is coming out.
about the flange (sp) my nipples do not touch the sides. but my nipple gets so far sucked in it's like an inch long in there lol. but figuring out the pump then hand expression thing has really made the pumping work. it's like the pump get's the milk closer to coming out, just not out. so i hand express to get it out if that makes sense.
I will keep everyone updated! I want to thank all of you again! I am so certain that if we keep this up the way it is going he will be nursing like a champ in no time! This is just what I wanted