I need help with increasing my BM supply. My DD is 8 weeks old and she is exclusively bf except for few bottles of bm a week (never formula). She pretty much nurses through the first let down on the first breast - after that she would either fall asleep at the breast or start screaming and pulling off when the bm flow slows down. She rarely nurses well on the second breast - usually only early in the morning. I have struggled for weeks to either keep her awake or calm her down so she can nurse for at least 10 minites total. I thought increasing my milk supply might help her nurse better. I started taking fenugreek, vitamin B complex, and brewer's yeast but honestly I haven't seen a change in my BMS except that I smell like maple syrup. I rented a hospital grade BP but when I am using it after the first morning feeding my breasts feel totally empty for most of the day and I am afraid I wont' make enough milk for DD to eat.
Also I am returning to work in 3 weeks so I wanted to have some BM stored in advance.
If I continue to use the breast pump how long before I see an increase in my BM supply? Also how often should I pump during the day?
DD eats 8 times a day and sleeps usually between 9pm and 3 am and then wakes up for 6 am feeding. She is also gaining well.
Any help and advise will be greatly appreciated!!!!