Liz - posted on 04/04/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )
My milk supply is nearly dried up. I have been drinking a ton and trying to get her to nurse as often as I can but she doesn't want to because she gets frustrated too quickly. I have tried compression feeding. I can barely get that to work. We have been supplementing with formula 2 times a day for a few months now because I don't have my own pump. I stopped taking my birth control pill (mini-pill), and finally got my period back last month and since then my milk supply has dropped fast. Also, she stopped co-sleeping, (her choice not mine) She now won't lay in bed with me and nurse which is how I used to get her to take her longest feedings.
She is only nursing 2 times a day for less than 5 minutes each time.
Does the mothers milk tea really help?
What else can I try to do to get her to stay latched on?
I try to feed her before she eats solids but do you think I am feeding her too much food so she isn't as hungry for my milk?