Mar 08, 2012
So I have had a couple times since Morgan was born on December 13th where I thought my supply was dwindling but now I am fairly certain of it as it has been so low the last few days and my breasts are rarely engorged anymore when she goes to eat again. I am worried that 1) she is not getting enough to eat, and 2) that I am "drying up."
Morgan has been eating on-demand for several weeks now and it goes just fine most times as I never feel like I don't have anything to give her. However, the last couple days, I just feel like not much is coming out because I have to switch sides before she seems satisfied (it used to satisfy her to only eat from one side) and because my breasts just feel almost saggy because they don't feel "full," even after about 2 or 3 hours since her last feeding.
She eats typically every 2 to 3 hours, sometimes more frequently except at night where she usually sleeps from 8 p.m. to 2-3 a.m., then eats, then sleeps until 6 or 7 a.m. and eats again. My breasts the last two nights have not been engorged when it's been time to feed her (though they feel somewhat full) and I'm worried it might be running out because usually I am waking up because milk has leaked out by then.
I bought some oatmeal (microwave kind) and the herbal supplement, Fenugreek, today and took two capsules (it recommends one or two per day). These are the only two things I know of to increase my supply aside from trying to pump/feed Morgan more to give my breasts a clue that I need to produce more. I am going to try pumping at least every 3 hours (even at night since I don't have to work) and see how it goes but if you have ANY other safe advice, please let me know as soon as you can! Thank you all so much!