I am very discouraged. My son is 4 1/2 months old. He was born 3 weeks and 1 day early. He had low blood sugar so he was supplemented one feed with formula. He was tounge tied, and I have extremely large breasts. I also had a cracked nipple and had to stop feeding on my right breast for a week while it healed. Insert the problem - he then wouldn't feed on the right breast and up until today I have been exclusively feeding him on my left breast. I am working part-time and pumping but barely able to make enough on the one side to keep him satisfied.
Today I had a doctor's appointment and she said he is on the edge of the acceptable minimum amount for weight gain. He was born at 7lbs. 1oz. and he weighed 13lbs. 10.5oz. today. I have three weeks until she wants to weight him again and if he is still slowing his weight gain she is going to recommend I supplement him with formula.
How do I get my right boob to make milk? It is like it has lost the ability. I have started fenugreek and blessed thistle and I have a hospital grade pump.
Has anyone else had only one breast producing milk? Can you get the other one to start making milk again????