I have been struggling to BF my daughter since I went back to work when she was 2 months old. I know everyone says supply can be brought back up, but it just isn't happening. I pump every 2.5-3 hours at work, and then nurse her at home every 3 hours. When she's done with me she usually has a 2-4 oz bottle of formula too. She takes formula when I'm at work, since I never pump more that 4 oz at work. All day. From both sides. I'm taking nine 610 mg capsules a day of fenugreek, I am eating oatmeal every day, and then force feeding myself (I have no appetite since I had the baby) the rest of the day. I am so stressed out about all of it, and other things that I can't sleep at night, and now she wakes up at night for feedings too, so the little sleep I was getting is even less now. I have 2 other kids and I'm a single mom, so sometimes if she's sleeping, I wind up missing a feeding and forget to pump then I freak out when we go for 6 or 7 hours between. I don't know what to do anymore. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know.
Also, I just started using a new, much better pump yesterday. Anyone have any idea how long it might take to tell if it's helping?