I had my daughter December 31 and started bf'ing but over time it seemed like my supply wasn't coming in so I had to start supplementing now this past week she has been on mostly formula because she isn't getting full off of me when I pump I'm getting less than an ounce combined and I've never gotten more that four ounces. What should I do I've tried fenugreek and mothers milk tea but that seems like its only made it worse any suggestions?
Are you pumping at all, or have you been doing nothing with your breasts this week? When things are bad, you're actually supposed to avoid a bottle and supplementing. Without continuing to BF it's not telling your body to make more. Why do you think she wasn't getting enough? If she's getting 6-8 wet diapers a day and gaining weight, she's getting enough. She's probably going through a growth spurt. My daughter will literally eat every half an hour to an hour during a growth spurt and acts hungry constantly. I also can't pump an oz usually between both breasts. I've never gotten 4 ounces at once. I would put her back to the breast if she'll take it and only do that to increase your supply. Good luck!
Be sure you are drinking a TON of water and taking in enough calories. Nursing burns a lot of calories. And yes, supplementing will cause your supply to go down. If you feel you must, it is best to do it AFTER she eats from you, by topping off a BM feeding w/ a little formula. But also make sure she has eaten from both sides from you before giving her any formula. I understand not wanting her to starve. I totally get that, but if you really want to BF, that is what I would suggest. You body produces milk based on what your baby is needing. Your body gets that info based on what your baby is eating so the less she is eating from you, the less your body will produce. Good luck :)
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.