I am new to the group but heard some of you ladies have awesome advice. It's a bit long but I need ideas.
Up until December my august baby was only on Breastmilk, she takes a bottle when I work and that's only 3 nights a week for a total of 10 hours a week. Any way long story short in December I got sick and my supply started to dwindle as I was throwing up and extremly dehydrated for almost 2 weeks. Since then I have done everything I can think of to up my supply. Yes we are supplementing with formula but only after I nurse as much as possible. When she Does nurse she cries and fusses the whole way through and she sucks like mad but hardly swallows. A couple weeks ago I took a day and pumped every hour and planned on feeding her what I had but for the entire day it was a lousy 2 ounces.
Here is what we have tried
Mothers Milk Tea 3-4 times a day
Balanced diet with NO caffeine ever
As much water as I can handle in a day
Nursing on demand and pumping after every feeding and once at work on nights I am there.
Now my doctor is telling me she doesn't think my supply will come back. I don't believe her. I feel like a failure and I am not willing to give up yet. Any suggestions or ideas would be great. I am not ready to be done.