I have struggled since my son was 2 weeks old to keep my supply up. He is now 10 weeks. I feed him a mixture of 2 oz breast milk and 4 oz formula now since my supply is so low. I would like it to be at least half and half.
I have tried fenugreek and blessed thistle but I can't take as much of it as I need to b/c it makes me sick. It does help with my supply but it actually makes so sick that I vomit and feel terrible. I can't be a good mother feeling this way.
I have tried purchasing larger breast sheilds for my Medela PIS and tried keeping new batteries in it. My adapter doesn't give me as much power as my batteries so I am spending a ton on batteries.
Last night I decided to nurse my son and he slept from 10pm-4am. He normally sleeps longer than that when he gets his 6oz mixture bottle. I was just glad he slept that long from nursing because I thought for sure there was no way he was getting full from my milk supply.
I nursed him again this morning but he is such a lazy nurser and he gets so sleepy that it can take a full hour before he is ready to stop.
Normally I can get 3-4 oz with my morning pump and 2 oz the rest of the day. This isn't enough for me but now it's even less!
Today I barely got 1-2 oz per pump.
Could nursing my son last night and this morning have affected my supply for today? I thought, if anything, it would increase it since I know he can empty the breast better than the pump.
I am so frustrated and I feel so guilty. I don't want to stop breast feeding until he's at least 6mths. I know he is at least getting some breast milk with almost every bottle now so I feel that's better than nothing.
Is anyone else getting as little milk as I am? I am SO frustrated!