Ok, so I posted before re my low milk supply in spite of taking fenugreek, oatmeal & mothers milk tea. Baby is now 3 wks old. I had to supplement with formula at day 4 when no wet diapers were present and baby had poor latch and orange uric crystals in diaper So I started pumping, I use a medela lactina. I only get an oz or two at most every 3-4 hrs.
My baby is latching on better (more hits than misses) so since yesterday evening I decided to only give him my breast. He did ok at night but gave him a 3 oz bottle of formula at midnight b/c he refused the breast and cried and cried and cried. After that bout he was fine with my breast and nursed him at 3 am and every hr thereafter. He basically breastfed side lying until 9 am.
He gave me a break at that time to eat and take supplements, then at 10 am he woke up and was latched on to me non stop. He sucked and sucked for 2 hrs and at noon cried and cried again. So I gave him a 2oz bottle of formula.
He slept 1 hr while I cleaned up a bit and spent some time with DD who is 2 hrs old.
At 1 pm he latched on 20-30 min each breast until 3 pm. I had a late lunch that Dh picked up, took supplements and at 4 pm baby was back on breast every half hour until 10 pm. I finally gave him 2 oz of formula b/c my nipples are raw and he hadnt had a wet diaper since 7 pm.
I am tired, stinky b/c I didn't even take a shower today and discouraged.
I am finally eating dinner at midnight!
I'm wondering if I should only pump and taking reglan to increase my milk supply since I go back to work in 2 wks.
What other options do I have?