My baby girl is 3 weeks old and has had a hard time gaining weight. We have been to a lactation specialist 3 times. When we were there, they said she is only taking in .5oz. (1/2oz) of milk during a session. I started pumping (Medela Pump in style advanced) after every session and I am only getting about .5 (1/2 oz) of milk. I pumped today in between feedings and got 1 oz. We are supplementing with a supplemental nursing system during every feeding. She gets expressed breastmilk for half of the supplements and formula for the other half - I cannot pump enough. She is gaining weight with the supplements, so we are going to keep doing it. We are going to switch to a bottle at 4 weeks for the supplements since the SNS can be really difficult.
I am also taking fenugreek and blessed thistle. I am wondering if I am in the category of not able to produce enough milk - I read about all of these women pumping 2 or more oz even after a feeding and it really frustrates me.
Any suggestions or anyone dealing with the same issues?