My son will be three in October and over the past month or more my supply seems to be decreasing to the point where he gets frustrated and tells me he "can't get any out." I also have had occasional nipple blanching and pain throughout my years of nursing (my oldest is 4 3/4 and I nursed him until he was 4) and this is accompanied by nipple compression in my nursling. It also seemed to occur more frequently around ovulation and maybe even menses. It occurred/occurs more often with my second and at this point it is happening at every nursing. It has increasingly become uncomfortable to the point where I have held him off from nursing all day.
I have tried fenugreek and then fenugreek and blessed thistle together. Although I am not taking much more than the recommended 3500mg/day of fenugreek I can smell it in my sweat which is a sign you are taking too much. I've been taking fenugreek for almost 2 weeks and blessed thistle for 5 days. Nothing seems to be happening as far as boosting supply.
Is there no hope? My next step for supply is to get some Mother's Milk Plus. My next step for pain is unknown. If it doesn't decrease in a day or two I might consider eliminating one or two nursings (which won't help with supply boosting!).