Has anyone here tried it to help boost your milk supply?
I'm not exclusively pumping, but I might as well be. She gets expressed milk all week while i'm at work. She nurses 3-4 times a day. Typically twice in the morning before I leave for work, and a couple times before bed. On top of that, I pump 3 times while I'm at work, and once 2 hours after she goes to bed. Lately, I've been waking up around 2am to pump also.
I wouldn't say I have a LOW supply. I average about 3-4 ounces per pump session every 3 hours at work. It's just enough to get her through the next day's feedings but I want to establish more of a freezer supply, which is hard to do when she's eating everything I express.
I've tried just about everything to boost my supply... oatmeal, fenugreek, mothers milk tea, compression, massage, beer even. It just stays the same regardless. I know nursing her more frequently would help, but if she isn't hungry, she wants nothing to do with nursing.
I heard about power pumping (10 mins on, 10 mins off) for an hour or two a few days in a row. I attempted it last night after her nursing session. I only got 2 ounces doing that because she basically emptied me before hand but I heard it doesn't matter what the output is, because the pump is signaling your body to make more milk. I have yet to do my first pump today, so I have no idea if there's a differece yet, but I'm curious to see who has done this. Did it work for you? How much more were you able to pump afterwards?