I have been trying to rebuild my supply for my 3 month old and I'm not sure if I'm on the right track. We never were completely nursed. There were points were he was getting breastmilk and nursing only. But now I have been reduced to no more than 1/2 ounce in one day. He used to drink 3 ounces every 3 hrs; but got gassy in betwen and we are having a hard time getting him to drink 3 ounces in one session. If he doesnt drink the whole amount he will get hungry and eat again within 1 1/2 hr. This is what I have planned/been thinking of doing to get him exclusively bfed:
1. I have been taking 2 capsules 3 times a day of fenugreek for the past 10 days. But I wasnt active in pumping or nursing. Should I bump up by one more pill each time? Before when I used it to bump up the supply I started with one pill and than moved to 2 and I helped and I smelled like maple syrup. This time have an increase or smell so I'm not sure if its because i wasnt doing much or I need to add one more pill.
2. Today I pumped a total of 5 times for 20-30 minutes sessions without nursing. He doesnt like to nurse since there is barely anything in there now. So I thought by pumping i could bump up the supply a bit and than try getting him to nurse a bit after supplementing. I'm trying to get upto 10 pumping sessions. Should I still try to nurse even though he doesnt really like it? Or should I just try doing skin to skin while I fed him formula?
3. I'm going to start skin to skin at night to see if that will help build up the supply.
4. Starting from tomorrow, I'm going to try to increase my drinking water intake to 2 Liters a day (at least)
Is there anything else that I should be doing?