It’s been a little more than a week when I talked about my supply issue concerns, maybe longer but my mind is so foggy these days! Things are getting better – kind of – and I thought I’d share what has been working for me.
First, I started to take regularly Fenugreek, which has helped some. I thought that my supply would go way up but it hasn’t. However, I think it has helped my body maintain its supply.
I also started breast feeding more every day. I pump/nurse every three hours and in the past I was pumping while Roo got her bottle. Lately, we’ve been giving her a small bottle with my pumped milk fortified with formula and then I’ll nurse her, and she gets the most of her nourishment from nursing. I’ve been doing this for most of her feed sessions. The longer nursing sessions has helped to increase my supply as it makes as much as she is demanding. The only downside is that she can nurse for 45 minutes, which is tough on my ni.p.ples.
Finally, I’ve noticed that when I skip a pump session and allow someone to give her a whole bottle feed and I sleep. The solid sleep of four hours rewards me with a really good milk result 🙂
Someone suggested oatmeal and I’ve been trying to eat a bowl every morning! It might also be contributing!!
Thanks for the help and advice!!