My baby is 8 weeks today, and we are still struggling with breastfeeding...I can't really pinpoint why we are having the issues we are, but I'm thinking low milk supply. I had started taking fenugreek a couple of weeks ago, but I was already nervous about taking it (worried it may affect her somehow) and she was acting kind of hyper and jittery after 3 days of taking it. Now this was just a couple of nights that she was this way...hard to get to sleep...but I'm a first time mom, and I worry. Anyway...I hadn't really noticed anything with my supply yet, so I'm not sure if it was working or not. I was taking 2 pills 3 times a day, and smelled like maple syrup, so I think that's where I needed to be.
I'm not gonna go into the story of why I introduced formula right now......will save that for later. I just wanted some feedback on the fenugreek from those who have used it. I am thinking of trying it again, because I desperately want her off the formula while she is still willing (and often eager) to bf. Has anyone ever had a bad experience with the fenugreek?? Are there other ways to increase production naturally...besides the obvious putting her to the breast as often as possible? My girl is growing fast...and increasing her formula intake rapidly...she's taking 4-5 oz every 2-3 hours now...I'm a little worried I'll never catch up.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!