Hello again, I asked some questions a few weeks ago about my low supply and how to get out of the nurse, supplement, pump cycle.
Right now, LO is 5 weeks 1 day old. He definitely weighs well over 9, perhaps even 10lbs by now. I stopped nursing him for a bit because I wanted to really know how much he was getting per feeding (at my weighed feeding, he only got 1/2 ounce in 30 min). So I pump every time I give him a bottle. Whenever I pump I only get 1ounce from the left breast and half ounce from the right (each and every time, whether I pump for ten min or 20 min).
In the mornings I pump an additional 1-2 times per feeding to try to build my supply. I try to do the same in the evenings as well (if time permits- I do work from home and I pump through his naps- I am literally attached to my pump- hospital grade symphony 2.0)
I take fenugreek AND blessed thistle three times a day, and yet I only produce an ounce and a half at a time.
I have started putting LO to the breast again, I can tell he definitely is comforted by it, he still latches on like a champ, and i know he is at least getting a little more ( I pump even after those sessions as well)
I have another weighed feeding on Monday, and a weight check with the LC. She is stumped, I am stumped.
Next step- reglan? I'm nervous about the side effects, but I really want to be able to provide 100% of my son's nutrition and right now he is only getting about 13 or so ounces a day of BM (the rest from formula).
Is there anything else? I will gladly continue to pump for as long as I can, even if he only gets that little amount, but if there is anything else I can do, I want to try it.
Sorry this is a novel!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated,