Alli - posted on 10/30/2010 ( 55 moms have responded )
I've done massage, increased nursing, tried only nursing every few hours, pumps, walking around topless, etc. I've even ordered some Fenugreek & Blessed Thistle, so I'll find out soon if that works... My breast pumps stopped working --I contacted the manufacturer & they offered NO help-- and I can't afford to get another one. The health department around here won't loan out an electric pump unless you're going to work or school, and I'm doing neither. I hear that if you use a pump to increase milk, you need to use a double-pump & it's nearly impossible for me to express both breasts at once with manual pumps. I'd buy a good one off of someone if they could do it on the cheap :/
My son is only 2 months old, I lost a LOT of weight after I had him, I've done everything my lactation specialist said to do, but his pediatrician had us start supplementing him because he wasn't gaining enough weight so that makes it even harder.
SO I have 3 real questions, one more loaded than the rest!:
-What can I do?
-Anyone have a medical-grade double-pump for cheap?
-Has anyone tried fenugreek & blessed thistle?
I'm really at my wit's end. I want to breastfeed so badly, especially around this time of year with the flu coming in. I want his immune system to be super-strong :( It's breaking my heart. I hate that I may have to stop altogether. I don't look at it as an option. Thank you very much!!!