I am a first time mommy and my son is almost 3 and a half months old. I am a strong advocate of breastfeeding and was very excited when my newborn latched on the first time and was strictly breastfed for the first 10 weeks of his life. We never had any problems, no dry or cracked nipples, no pain, no problems latching on or producing milk.
Unfortunately, at about 10 weeks he started this thing where he would latch on, the pull off screaming, then latch on and pull off, start screaming. It was so weird! Everything was so perfect. After about a two weeks of fighting him, I just knew he wasn't eating enough, he was always hungry and never satisfied with the breast. I would nurse him whenever I thought he was hungry, but I swear that the milk just wasn't coming. I stopped feeling it drop, when I tried manually expressing it, drops would come, but no steady stream. I finally found a used Medela Pump in Style Dual electrical pump and tried pumping. The most I ever got was 2 ounces combined. Now, it's more like 1/8 an ounce combined, not even enough to cover the bottom of the bottle. I started drinking Mother's Milk Tea and taking Fenugreek and haven't seen any changes.
I just cannot give up, my husband thinks that I am just kicking a dead horse and that I am drying up and need to just go strictly bottle, but there is something in me that just can't give up. I just need some professional advice before I can 100% stop nursing. By the way, when he nurses now, he only does about 15-20 seconds before he gets upset and wants the bottle. Am I dried up? Is it too late to get my milk supply back up and what is the strongest thing you can take to up your supply? I heard about prescriptions, but I don't have insurance and didn't even go to my Post Pardum check up. Thanks for your time, I need help. This hurts me so bad... L