Lani - posted on 02/28/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi, I have a 4 month old baby. For the first 2-3 months I've been able to breastfeed him, but he would also get formula while I'm at work. Last month I haven't been able to pump (if anything only 1 ounce both boobs combined).
I work as a substitute teacher so I only have maybe 1 hr in the 6 hr shift to pump using a manual pump. I can't afford an electric pump and WIC only rents out pumps if you have a note from your employer stating you work 30+ hrs a week. (which I sometimes do not since I'm on a on call basis).
Should I give up? I'm determined to at least provide 4 ounces a day which is better than none at all. I've tried fenugreek tea (tastes horrible) and pills to no avail. A LLL lady mentioned eating pasta but baby still can't get much of milk out of me. Help!!!