Re: Am I doing this right?
Hmm, I think you're on the right track, but there still seem to be a few things you may be missing. Here's what I would do, in your shoes:
1. Choose a different kind of BC. If you feel that hormonal BC is impacting your supply, then you don't want to be on it. You can always try it again at a later date.
2. Pump. Every time you give a bottle, you should be pumping. Use a high-quality pump, and aim to get as much pumped in a day as you use to supplement during a day.
3. Reduce the amount of supplement you're giving. 3-4 oz is a large amount to supplement with when you're supplementing after a feeding. Aim for 2 oz or less, and be sure to pause the feeding frequently to make sure the baby stays accustomed to the ebb-and-flow rhythm of breastfeeding.
4. If you're not doing this already, make sure to use the slowest flow bottle nipples you can find.
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