Okay so long story...my daughter just turned four months. She is formula/breastmilk fed by bottle. Will refuse to nurse, I've done everything and went by KellyMom.com's rules on that issue. Well, since she doesn't nurse I decided to exclusively pump so that she can still get my breastmilk. I started pumping exclusively when she was 2 wks old...after that...the pumping got old. I did enough to get 31 bags frozen and since then have just given her a bag of breastmilk here and there to dwindle them down. Well, when she turned 2.5 months I started pumping again...got a few drops after about 5 minutes so I gave up, the next time I used my pump it tore up...so...I've not pumped since. Well, the last two weeks I've been pondering over it again and have just found out that my insurance would pay in full for a Medela Pump In Style Advance double electric breastpump so...I went to my local health care store and brought it home yesterday! I know, it's a long shot but it didn't cost me anything and I also started Fenugreek and Reglan too. So...here's my deal...I'm just wondering if I can get my supply back up? When I hand express, I get sprays and drops of breastmilk. When I pump though, after a few minutes, I get drops and then I give up thinking I have nothing, what am I doing wasting my time? So...here's the deal...I've just thought that no matter what I get, just pump every two hours for 10-15 minutes reguardless and maybe over time it'll help stimulate my breasts into making milk again? So...since last night I've had 2 doses of Reglan and a total of 8 fenugreek capsules. I've pumped this morning at 9:45 and got a few drops after a couple of minutes and gave up so I thought I'd try again at 11:45...can anyone give me any words of wisdom, hope, encouragement? Pointers? I really want to feed my baby breastmilk and then once my supply is up, cut out formula all together! Please help!!!!
Thank you in advance!!!