Tips to build up milk supply?
So my LO has been breastfeeding regularly everyday since she was born. But somehow my supply seems to be going down instead of building up?
I know that it’s only been a couple weeks and it takes around a month for your supply to regulate but I feed her around 2-4 hr intervals (if she’s too sleepy she won’t eat so I sometimes have to wait till she’s more awake to try) and I pump as well. The most I was ever able to pump from one side was about 4 OZ and in the last couple days I’m barely getting an OZ per side?
I’ve tried random things that people say might help like drinking body armor, or eating oatmeal. And things that are supposed to like staying hydrated, and feeding often but again my supply is going down :(.
I’ve met with multiple lactation consultants and spoken to my OB / her doc and they’ve all kinda just been like “🤷♀️ keep trying” which isn’t entirely helpful.
Her doc even advised that i pull her off after 20mins (since she’s still small enough that she just wants to sleep at the boob instead of eating) and then try and give her an OZ or so from a bottle but again I’m barely even pumping an OZ so idk what i’m doing wrong.
She’s having diapers as she should be, feeding as often as she should be, and (usually) latching well. But when we met with her consultant a little after she was a week old she said she was gaining kinda slow. And now we’re going on 3 weight checks because she wasn’t back to her birth weight a couple days before her 2 week so I’m not really sure if it’s just a supply issue on my end or what.
I initially bought a pump in the hopes of being able to build up a supply to keep in the freezer (and a way for dad to feed her when I just need a nap lol) but now I feel like I’m making myself stress by having such a seemingly weak supply 🙃