Vicki - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am currently trying to increase my milk supply for my six-week old son. We had major issues when he first arrived with breastfeeding. My son is tongue tied and I have flat nipples. We are not the best match when it comes to this area :( We have been exclusively pumping and bottle feeding (along with supplementing) for several weeks now. We did see a lactation consultant and did SNS for his first two weeks.
Recently my milk supply has started to dwindle, not that it was ever that great to begin with. Currently I am taking Fenugreek, drinking tons of water, pumping every two to three hours. I am also letting my son latch several times a day before pumping. I must say it is extremely painful ( i use shields sometimes, i have also been to the doctor to check my breasts for infection) and he is very fussy.
Has anyone gone through something similar? Were you able to boost your milk supply? If you were able to, what worked for you? I am desperate for answers.