My daughter was born at 36 weeks and is now 2 weeks old. She spent 10 days in the NICU where we didn't really attempt breastfeeding. I also had a breast reduction 10 years ago. I have been religiously pumping since day 1, every 2-3 hours, throwing in a power pump 1x a day. I have started putting little one to the breast a few times a day. My question is, I am only getting <30ml per pumping session, taking Fenugreek and am not seeing an increase. Is this as much as I can expect? I'm having a horrible time trying to juggle time at the breast, bottle feeding, pumping plus clean up of everything that I feel I am getting NO time to just cuddle my baby. I'm extremely discouraged and we don't really have any support of LC in my area.
How long should I give it to see an actual supply? I'm also not sure when I can really push breastfeeding with my baby as we are concerned about her weight (current 4.5 lbs). We have a pedi appt Wed and will ask about that then. How long should I keep trying? I hate to give up, but I'm not sure I can handle this, emotionally at least.