So we've been at this for nearly 5 weeks now. DS was a week old when we quit breastfeeding and 4 weeks when we started again. I sure was hoping that by the 6 week mark (2x the length of time we had quit for) I would have enough milk to exclusively breastfeed him. Right now he is getting about 1-2 oz per feed in the SNS (sometimes formula, sometimes EBM from when I pump after a feed). I'm getting so frustrated from having to make up formula and I just can't help feeling that I'll never be able to satisfy him.... How much longer can this possibly take? I feel so silly because I know I've ONLY been at it 4 weeks and some women work much harder and longer... Is there anything else I can do to speed this up?
- Taking 4 capsules fenugreek & blessed thistle, 3x/day
- Eating oatmeal
- Drinking lots of water
- Taking 30 mg domperidone 3x/day
- Feeding on each side until I hear him stop swallowing (using compressions), then follow up with formula in the SNS then follow that with 10 minutes of pumping (with double electric pump... I was using a PIS advanced but I just got my hospital grade pump today!)
- Powerpumping from 3-4 AM
GRRR I'm so mad at myself for quitting in the first place!!!!!!!!