I'm new here (first post!) and I'm hoping that all you pros might be able to give me some advice. My son is 5 1/2 weeks old. In the last week, my supply has gone down. Or at least it is no longer satisfying my little guy! On Monday, he spent the day trying to nurse constantly. He would only suck for about 5 minutes, then unlatch. 15 minutes later, he would want to latch on again and he would suck for 5 minutes again. On Tuesday, he was diagnosed with severe reflux, so I'm thinking that this might have been the reason for the nursing problems. However, since that day, my supply has been not enough to meet his demands.
I've been taking Fenugreek for a week (3 capsules, 3x daily). The Fenugreek was helping, but appears to have not been able to get me through Monday's issue. Yesterday I started taking Blessed Thistle (3 capsules, 3 x daily) as well. I nurse every 2 hours, allowing him to finish one breast before going to the next. He always nurses on the next as well. I have tried pumping after each feeding (almost impossible for me to do) as little one screams when I put him right down after he feeds to pump. Nothing comes out when I pump after feeding him!
PLEASE help! I know that he is still hungry after he finishes both sides because yesterday I was so desperate that I gave him an oz. of formula after he finished and he was perfectly content. I don't want to supplement but don't know what else to do. Thanks!