Need To Increase Supply HELP!!! **Update**
I am not pumping enough for my daughter to eat while I am at work. My DH has been having to use milk I froze before I came back to work for the past week or so. I am almost out of frozen milk!! I really do not want to have to give her formula so I need to increase my supply ASAP!!!
Here is what we do already.
Madison drinks 4 oz every 3.5-4 hours. (this complies with the 1-1.25 ounces per hour I am gone)
I pump about every 2.5-3 hours at work.
I drink between 48-64 ounces of water a day. (I don't really know if I can make myself drink more!)
I tried Fenugreek but it didn't sit well with Madison she was very fussy and gassy when I was trying it.
So what can I try or do to increase my supply? My only idea is to start waking up every 2 hours at night to pump but i know when she first came home and i was feeding her every 2 hours that hurt my supply because i wasn't sleeping!!!
Help please ladies!!
BTW Madison is 4 months old today.
So I found out last night after talking to DH that between himself and my MIL who watches DD during the day in week days I work they have been throwing away anywhere between 2-4 ounces of milk!! Apparently her first feeding with a bottle she usually will only drink 3 ounces tops. So that's 2 ounces every morning thrown away!!! I can't believe I didn't know or realize this!! So we talked and we are going to start only giving her 3 ounce bottles at a time. If she still seems hungry they will make one more ounce. This should help me keep up a lot better!! I also ordered Mothers Milk Tea this morning to still increase my supply I would like to get my freezer stash back a little bit!!
Thank you all so much for all the great advice and encouragement!!!