My baby is almost 7 weeks old now. She was in the NICU for almost 2 weeks because she didn't want to eat, and she was losing weight. Because of this, the doctor had her put on a high calorie formula. My plan all along was to breastfeed, but because of her weight/eating issues, I was too scared to switch her to breast milk before she caught up weight wise, and got on a good eating schedule (probably dumb, I know).
Anyways, I am more than ready for her to be switched to breast milk now. I've been pumping a few times a day everyday just to make sure my milk didn't dry up, but I now think I wasn't pumping often enough. I'm struggling with a SUPER low supply.. I only get dropplets. It takes me 3-4 pumping sessions just to get maybe half an ounce.... I've been trying to pump every 2-3 hours, 10 minutes on each side. I also ordered some Fenugreek.
Is it hopeless? Will I ever be able to get my supply up to where it needs to be, or did I royally mess up by not pumping often enough in the past few weeks? Can you go from dropplets, to getting multiple ounces each session? What can I do to get there? Any help/suggestions are very appreciated!!