My son is 15 weeks old. I have never been able to do anything more than on-demand milking and pumping, but I almost keep up with his demand, supplementing only 2-6 oz a week (worse with growth spurts but always end up coming this close). I have tried fenugreek, double pumping 8 times a day, letting him feed constantly over long periods of time, everything I've ever read to try.
I've been to lactation consultants and his latch is pretty good- and while I can't do what I'd like - pump and store more milk for flexibility and making up gaps- I can live with what I have done for my son.
My question is, now that I am at 15 weeks, how can I possibly make this any easier? This is supposed to be the golden time period, but it isn't for me. I have had thrush for 13 weeks and have done everything I have read on here and other sources(but that's another story)... it is under control but not healed. I still feed him literally at least 12 times a day, and during the night it is quite common for me to feed him at 11PM, 3 AM, 5AM, 6:30 and then 7:30. He's pretty fast and efficient, but seriously this is difficult for me to maintain for much longer. His weight gain is sufficient, at first he was below normal, and now he's gaining a good amount, but this doesn't matter now. What matters is that I have a crying infant that wants food.
Are some people just like this? They never quite get their head above water? I was dedicated to absolutely making the 6 month mark and was hoping to go past that... but after a 4 day weekend where I did little else than feed my son, at 15 weeks... help