DS is 6 weeks old. From the time he was born, I've been having issues with breastfeeding. I've been working with a LC from him being 2 weeks old dealing with low supply. We have increased my supply, but it's still not enough. DS is getting majority of breastmilk from me with some supplementing. Last week we tried on just my breastmilk and DS gained, but not enough. He's just now right around birth weight. As the LC says, my supply is so close to being right where it needs to be as he's only getting 3 or 4 oz of supplement a day. I feel like each week we try something new and it just isn't quite working. I go back to work in a month and I have zero stash. I also know there are times where I'll be away from DS, such as a wedding in June, and I hate the thought of him eating formula all day when I've been working so hard to get bf to work. I keep thinking how easy ff would be, but I'm determined to bf. Now we're thinking that DS is snacking and not allowing time for my boobs to fill up so we're trying to get him to go 3 hours in between feedings. Unfortunately he likes to comfort suck and decided one hour after feeding this last time that he needed the boob again. I tried a pacifier but he doesn't really like it. I don't know what to do. Should I keep trying to get him to take the pacifier in between feedings to allow my boobs to fill? Is it ok for him to comfort suck? I don't know if he's eating any milk or not when he does it. DH is not very supportive and I feel like I have no one, other than the LC, supporting me.
Sorry this is so long and thanks for reading. It's so hard being a FTM.
DS: BFP 5/2012, EDD 1/28/2013, born 2/2013
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