I hope you all don't mind me posting one more time. I would love to post more, but my husband works 24s and I'm usually on my own with the babes.
Backstory: b/g twins born 34w6d
Dd: 4 lb 9 oz
DS: 5 lb
I started pumping/trying to nurse just after they were born. Because they were in the NICU, I was on a 3 hour schedule. Once they were home, I nursed and pumped, pumping after every feeding to try to up my supply. I just wasn't producing enough for both and they weren't strong enough for a full feeding at the breast.
2 month stats:
DD: 7 lb 12 oz
DS: 9 lb 6 oz
4 month stats
DD: 9 lb
DS: 10 lb 12 oz
At 3 months, we were finally able to stop supplementing and the babies seemed content and happy. As you can see, they both only gained a little over a lb in the two months between appts. Their ped is an IBCLC, but was obviously concerned about their weight gain. We decided to nurse constantly for a week and see what they did. There was no weight gain. So now we are back to supplementing after every feed. I have not been able to do a weighed feeding yet. The lady with the scale has been on vacation for 3 weeks and I was on vacation the 10 days prior to that (and didn't realize there was an issue). Our dr office scale only measures by the .2 of a lb, so it wouldn't be accurate to do a weighed feeding there.
I have tried every single thing I could to increase my supply (160+ oz of water, fenugreek, oatmeal, flaxseed, Increased calories, mothers milk tea, power pumping, even domperidone), but I guess I just can't keep up. Has anyone else been in this position? It kills me that so many women can successfully breastfeed their twins, but I can't. I would love to hear from others who were in this position or any suggestions or advice. I'm guessing this means there is no hope for EBF.
Sorry this got so long.