Sarah - posted on 01/08/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hello, I am a mother of twin boys, born in August. I have been pumping and breastfeeding since their birth due to necessity and to build up my freezer stash. It took one of my boys about 3 months to get the hang of it, and 4 months for the other, but we are now pros and now I can exclusively nurse both of them without supplementing or giving bottles - when I am at home. The problem now is I've gone back to work and am pumping for the time when they are at daycare. I pump about every 1.5 hours but I'm still not pumping enough milk to feed both and I've had to start supplementing with formula. I am ok with supplementing if I have to, but I can't seem to figure out why I can nurse them without supplementing but I can't pump enough...!!!
I drink about 1 1/2 gallons of water every day (otherwise I don't make enough milk even when nursing!) and I've even tried lactation cookies and fenugreek, As to the cookies and fenugreek, I've not noticed a difference in supply, but it's not hurting either so I'll keep trying.
Does anyone have any advice?