Ok, here is my story. I am resorting to this forum as my last resort for help because I don’t know what else to do. My milk supply is low and I have been supplementing. This is my second and last baby and she just turned 1 month old. To give some background, my first daughter was born a month premature and was in the NICU for a week. She would not latch on as she was too premature and the NICU supplemented formula while I attempted to breastfeed every 2 hours in the NICU. I stayed in a hospital room the whole time she was in the NICU. I pumped religiously and attempted to nurse every 2 hours. The most milk I made while pumping was an ounce on the right breast and a half ounce ooun the left breast. She finally was able to latch on good after the week in the NICU. I continued to breastfeed and pump but after taking her to the doctor for her 2 week appointment, the doctor advised me to stop breastfeeding and to start giving formula because she was not gaining enough weight. This was our family doctor, not a pediatrician. I listened to the doctor but was very upset and continued to pump and give what breast milk I could to my baby for 9 months. I would say pumping every 4 hours and between the 2 breasts only make 1 and a half ounces of milk. So then I had my second baby and I thought this time will be different because hopefully she will not be in the NICU and I can breastfeed from the beginning. I did not want to supplement at all. The baby weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces at birth and one day later, at discharge, weighted 6 pounds 3 ounces. I breastfed exclusively for one week and 5 days and then I took the baby to her appointment with the pedestrian for her weight check (this was a different doctor than I took my first baby). My baby only weighted 6 pounds 4 ounces and the doctor was upset with her weight. He asked me what I was feeding her and when I told him that I was breastfeeding exclusively, he immediately told me that I was not making enough milk and she needed formula. He told me to breastfeed her in his office and then he wanted me to give her a bottle of pre-made formula that he had in his office. So I nursed for about 20 minutes and then gave her the bottle and she drank the whole thing (2 ounces). He told me, “See- she is not getting enough milk from you.” So he told me when she is hungry to nurse her first, but no more than 20 minutes and then supplement with formula- as much as she will drink. I am doing this but I am very sad because I wanted to breastfeed exclusively as I know it is best for my baby, I love the bonding experience, and I have been given a leave of absence from work for one year so I don’t have to worry about returning to work any time soon. I even saw a lactation consultant the first week that she was born and she said I was doing everything right. But again, when I pump, I only make about an ounce and a half between both breasts, and that is even if I pump without nursing first (which I have done on to see how much milk I have). I am pumping 6 times a day and nursing before feeding her a bottle when my baby is hungry. She is still drinking 4-5 ounces after I nurse. I have even nursed for an hour and she is still hungry and will still drink formula after nursing for an hour. My left breast only has half of the milk ducts working. I can only feel milk come in one side of that breast. The left breast also did not develop properly so I can tell that milk only comes in on the ducts on the left side of my left breast- but my right breast is completely fine except I can’t make enough milk to satisfy my baby. I don’t know what to do. It is so much work to nurse for 20 minutes, then bottle feed for 15 minutes, then pump for another 15 minutes. I just wish I could nurse exclusively. Right now she is getting way more formula then breast milk. I did try fenugreek and mother’s milk with my first and it made no difference. Please, if anyone has been in this situation or has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance for any help (I am so sorry this was so long- I am just desperate for some help).