I've been pumping and supplementing with formula since LO was about 2 wks old. For a while she was getting about a third of her milk each day from me, and the rest was formula. I had what I think was a clogged duct a week or so ago and my supply plummeted, and has never really recovered. For a while I'd just pump, but over the past 3 weeks she's been nursing more but then takes nearly a full bottle afterward. I can hear her swallow but it's not swallow suck like I've read it should be at this point. I'm on fenugreek and blessed thistle and saw some improvement with them but now of course it's not so good. I obviously am unsure how much she gets while nursing but my question is how long should I continue to do this? What amount of breastmilk becomes a negligible amount as far as benefits for LO go?
MF (low motility) - Began stims for IVF#1 7/21/12
ER 8/2/12 - 14 eggs retrieved, 12 mature and ICSI'd, 6 fertilized. ET 8/7 - 2 embies. Beta#1 8/17: 143! Beta#2 8/20: 590! Beta#3 8/22: 1,162! 1st US 9/4: one beautiful little bean with the best sounding HB I've ever heard!