My name is Steph and I gave birth to a preemie on Nov.12/07 she was only 24 weeks. I hadn't had any signs of lactating prior to her birth and when she was born I had to force my milk production. It started very slowly and although I pumped every 3 hours or so I was not getting very much so I have been on Domperidone ever since.
Before she was home I was producing at most 4 oz from both breasts and that was only for a short while. Since she's been home my supply has dropped quite a bit and I had to stop pumping for almost a week due to my chronic cracked and bleeding nipples.
I am using a medela pump n style pump and am currently on domperidone and just started fenugreek drops and tea 3 days ago. I am drinking lots of fluids and eating and resting. But I am still only getting a very small amount of milk. Since my baby has been home shes only been getting formula which has caused constipation. I dont produce enough to keep up with her. She currently eats about 80 ml of milk.
I don't know what else I can do to get more milk. I am getting so frustrated and about ready to give up completely. I have pumped every 3 hours and during the night but it has not made any difference. I haven't even leaked milk or dealt with engorgement. My breasts are always soft and feel thin.
Does anyone have anymore suggestions? Please I would love to continue for my daughters sake but it's stressing me out and with everything else to worry about I feel as if i'd be better off just quitting. After almost 5 months I feel like it's a lost cause