Even though I’m pumping every three hours, I worry about my supply. Roo currently takes about 90mls of milk plus fortifier at each feeding. Three times a day, we give her 30mls followed by my br.east. She nurses for about 20 minutes and then I pump to see how much she got and to empty the opposite breast.
It is a rigorous schedule. I’m exhausted and it is adding to my post-partum anxiety. Not news to anyone who’s been reading lately!
I’ve been able to meet her needs but barely. It worries me that I won’t be able to keep up with her increased feeding needs. My lactation consultant doesn’t seem worried but I am. I saw her nearly two weeks ago and I should go back. Like everything else, going to see the LC costs money and may oral not be covered by insurance (which I have to submit for on my own-like I have the time).
I’ve been taking Fenugreek, which is supposed to help but I don’t know if it really is helping. I suppose I could increase my dosage from one pill twice a day to two pills but I’m just not sure. If you are taking Fenugreek, what dosage do you take?
Are there other tricks to increase your supply when you are primarily pumping that I should know about?