My LO is almost 5 mo. and been in DC for about 2 months now - this past week he has started getting upset when nursing & acts like he's starving (I know he's getting milk since I can hear him swallow/see on his chin) but since he's used to having bottles during the day, he doesn't think my flow is fast enough. My supply has basically tanked, even though I never had a great supply to begin with. I used to get 4 oz. each time when pumping & am now down to 2 oz.
I've tried all herbal supplements: blessed thistle + fenugreek, brewer's yeast and am now taking Mother Love more milk for the past 2 days. Nothing has worked for me, I know the best way to get supply back is by nursing more often - how am I supposed to do this when he continues to pull off & cry every single time. The only time he will really nurse is at night, when he's sleepy.
Any tips or advice would be appreciated. I haven't contacted an LC or anything, but don't really know if they will tell me to try anything besides nursing more frequently.
It just really saddens me to think about quitting, I've already had to supplement at least 1 bottle/day at DC since I was never an overproducer & to make things worse my fiance just doesn't get it - he could care less how much BF means to me.