Stephanie - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi ladies! Looking for a little advice, and ANY input is appreciated :)
My daughter is 6 weeks old. I knew right away that I would nurse, but also knew that I would supplement. My daughter has had formula, and drinks about 2 oz from a bottle. When I give her breast milk from a bottle, she usually takes 3oz. When I came home from the hospital, I was able to express 3 oz between both breasts. That amount has gone down to 1 oz between both. This is breaking my heart. I bought a good electric pump, thinking it would help build my milk supply. So far nothing has changed. I've also been putting my baby to the breast more often, she still takes at least an ounce of a bottle after nursing. I can't be making enough. So, here are my questions.. Is there another way to build up my supply? Could I be doing it wrong? Is it possible that 1 oz is enough for now since she doesn't require a lot? What could be causing the low milk supply? and how long does it take for your milk to dry up? I worry everyday that I will have none.Thank you in advance for your help!