Hi there. I have a 3 week old DD and I was having some issues with the amount of milk I was producing so the pediatrician asked that we supplement as well b/c DD wasn't gaining weight and hadn't gained her birth weight back.
We're supplementing and I'm pumping and nursing. I got a scrip for Reglan this past Monday but it doesn't seem to be helping. I pumped my one breast this morning, the one I've been having the most trouble pumping with, and I didn't even get enough milk to cover the bottom of the bottle. I had pumped for 20 minutes...
How often should I be pumping? I pump 4 or 5 times a day right now. Our baby sleeps through most of the night, so I don't pump in the middle of the night.
I don't know what to do. I really don't want to have to supplement forever, and I know the fact that I'm supplementing isn't helping my supply, but DD is a different baby now that she's getting enough sustenance. Prior to the supplement she was hungry all the time so she was literally attached to me all day trying to get enough milk from me. And she gets really frustrated on my breasts when she's not getting enough milk and starts jerking her head back while my nipple is still in her mouth.
I know folks are pretty anti-formula here but I'm hoping not to be judged too much, as I'm really trying to bf exclusively, but I don't want my DD to suffer as a result.