I don't know if any of you remember my other posts but I'm suffering from low milk supply due to a postpartum hemorrhage. I produce at most 20 ml from my right breast after a 20 minute pumping. I say at most because that is in the morning. Normally I pump about 7 - 10 ml from my right and 5 - 7 from left.I get about 3 oz - 4 oz pumping 12 times a day.
My question is... considering all the hard work pumping is... every 3 hours and through the night... would you continue if you were only getting as much as me?
I hired an in-home lactation consultant. She was very nice and realistic. She told me to start preparing myself for the fact that I probably will never have enough to feed him only breast milk. I cried so hard. When I think about letting my milk dry up I tear up and my chest hurts.She said I am going through a grieving (sp?) process. I am glad she was honest and realistic with me.
I am on my last day of Reglan. Didn't help much.
Fenugreek has made no difference.
Blessed thistle, mother's milk tea...
I feel I have exhausted all efforts. Plus, every woman in my family gains while breastfeeding, so of course I'm gaining weight too!! got on the scale this morning... 10 pounds in 3 weeks!!!! That's insane. is it worth it??? my sister gained 50 in 6 mo, my mom 40...what do i do??
I want to make my own formula off of healthy home economists blog. Looks super healthy, much better than packaged crap.