I am in need of some major help BF'ing and Pumping. DS is 15 weeks old, and exclusively bf for 12 weeks while I was off. I am back to work now, and think my supply is drying up. DS eats 12 oz while my MIL watches him (from 7-6). I never had a problem leaking after the first few weeks at home - and really didn't feel 'full' except when I would wake up after DS sleeping 6-8 hrs at night. Once I went back to work, I no longer had that 'full' feeling when I woke up in the morning. Now, when I nurse DS - he eats for a little bit, but then it is almost like fighting to get him to stay latched on. I have even tried nursing for almost 30 minutes on each side (with the fighting) and he still does not seem to be full. He will move his head away - partially latched (ouch) or push away with his arms. His diaper numbers are fine - so he seems to be getting enough, he just doesnt act full. I am at my wits end. I read about funegreek on Kellymom - which I started monday morning. I felt fuller this morning then I had in a while - but still only pumped 3 oz.
By the way, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom (PCOS), and didn't know if this could be partially the reason for the pumping issue.
Using Medela Pump in style - 27 mm flange. When I pump - TMI - my nipple doesn't get 'longer' like when DH nurses - even when I used the 24 mm flange.
My day goes like this:
4:30 am - pump - 15 minutes = 2-3 oz
5-6 shower and eat breakfast - 3 - 610mg funegreek + prenatals +1000mg magnesium
10 AM - Pump 15 minutes 2-3 oz
12:00 Lunch - 3-610 mg Funegreek
2 PM - Pump 15 minutes 2-3 oz
6 pm - nurse
7 pm - eat supper 3-610 funegreek
9:30 pm ish nurse/pump depending on if DS falls asleep and can't be woke up - sleeps like a log - with a cute little snore somethimes
10 - small snack and 3-610 mg funegreek.
I am getting just enough to feed him the next day - but have no freezer reserves. I really wanted to go the first year, but I am afraid I won't make it. I am going to keep going with the Fenugreek for 3 weeks, then make a decison (unless I dry up before then). Any help or advice would be great!!