Tiffany - posted on 06/24/2012 ( 35 moms have responded )
My baby is now four weeks old, and I just barely recovered from having the flu. I've been struggling to breastfeed the entire time and because of the recent dehydration it seems my milk has gone down drastically but I haven't been able to produce much in the first place. At most I was able to pump an ounce from each breast but now it is barely an ounce combined. I know he gets a little bit more when he nurses but I'm not sure how to increase my breast milk. He has no problems latching, we nurse each breast for at least 15 minutes if not more, I never go more than four hours without nursing and I pump in between as much as possible, and I drink tons of water and have tried mothers milk tea, and massaging and warm packs and everything google told me too (haha) but still have to supplement formula at least every other day if not every day I obviously haven't been able to make a freezer storage. Need help I just can't seem to produce! What else can I do? I really really do not want to use formula.