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|Mon, 07-28-2014 - 11:41pm|
I'm a first time mom and my daughter is 4 wks old. I decided a week ago to start pumping exlcusively since I couldn't get her to latch properly and was in so much pain when I tried to nurse her. I'm pumping 7-8 times a day and just barely producing enough to fulfill her needs! She's eating 3-4 oz at a time and I pump any where from 2-3 oz each pumping session. For some reason I only pump .5-1oz on my left breast but can pump up to 2.5 oz on my right. I'm renting a hosiptal grade pump as I read that it can help increase my supply. I'm also drinking plenty of water and taking Fenugreek 3-4 times a day. I am so upset that I may have to start supplementing! I literally am at the point where I have to pump prior to her next feeding to make sure she has the amount she needs. That means that I CANNOT miss a session! I am so exhausted! Will my supply ever increase! I feel like I will never get ahead!