I'm expressing and sometimes my supply gets low, eat plenty drink plenty and get some sleep if poss, try not to stress as this doesn't help at all ( easier said than done I know ) when my supply gets low I pump every 2-3 hours and defo in the night too as I was told that during the night your body makes more milk also I drink fenugreek tea ( from the bran tub it's especially for nursing mummys) 3 times a day!! Congratulations on your little one xx
If she’s not latching at all and you are exclusively pumping then you need to express more frequently. You may get less per session but you will stimulate your supply more. At this age 3 hours was the MAXIMUM between breastfeeds. It was more like 90 mins to 2 hours. If she is latching then it’s fine.
grapesaremyjam how is your milk supply now? Last few weeks i was really struggling and only getting enough for a feed, id pump and partner fed whilst i pumped the rest, things I tried... - not to get too stressed!! ( easier said than done ) - making sure I pump in the night - eat and drink plenty even if I didn't feel like it - pumped every 2-3 hours - drank fenugreek tea 3x a day - don't give up I now have a good supply backed up in the fridge 18 oz which is 3 and a half feeds for my lo. Xx
How you getting on grapesaremyjam? one way I looked at it even though I sat in tears over it was if she has to have a few formula feeds whilst I get my milk back up at least she'll be fed and happy that helped with my stress!! Xx
Getting on better thanks! I've been taking fenugreek as a supplement which seems to have improved things. She's managing to latch on a couple of times a day, but have been using formula as a back up so the stress of me not producing enough has gone which really helps!