Hi ladies. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice to offer. I have a 5 week old son. He was in the Nicu for the first week of his life, and against my wishes, they immediately gave him bottles and pacifiers. He has never been able to latch on to my breast for more than 10 seconds. I've worked with 4 lactation consultants and it's done nothing. I've been pumping regularly... about every 3 hours, but I can't ever get enough milk. I hate supplementing with formula bc I know breast milk is best. I worry so much that his lack of breast milk will interfere with his health. He gets about 3 full bottles of breast milk a day, but I want to get him up too 100%. I've been taking large doses of Fenugreek, oatmeal, all that...and I just can't get enough. I feel like a failure as a mother sometimes, and can't help but cry after I've pumped for 40 minutes and only have 2 oz. Does anyone have any advice on increasing my supply?
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