This morning, as I write this, I find my self tearing up.
I started to let my 10mo LO sleep through the night. He was up every 3 hours nursing, but during the day, he would go a 6hr stretch w/out wanting to nurse, so I thought "Let's switch that!" It seemed great. My son addapted well, he would nurse more often in the day, less often at night. Then my milk supply started to get lower.
I could tell his nursing sessions were getting shorter and shorter. I didn't let easily, and then when I checked his weight, he lost 3oz.
I've been taking fenugreek, I am pumping to stimulate, and I'm putting him on the breast through the night, and day now. This morning he fed at 3:30, but at 6am he couldn't even get a let down. That has never happened to me. I did start my period two days ago, and I knew it was b/c he was sleeping during the night longer. I'm burning through my milk storage.
Please Please, any help, any suggestions. I'm desprate. I do not want to stop feeding my son breast milk. (FYI I'm on fenugreek)