8 weeks PP, 8-12oz/day??

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Registered: 12-31-1969
8 weeks PP, 8-12oz/day??
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 10:34am
Am I the only one? This question is for fellow LVPs.
I pump 8 times a day, 20 mins or more each time. I do MOTN pumps, I do power pumps, sometimes the MOTN pump is a power pump. I do massage before and durning pumping. Over time I have added Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, and Red Raspberry leaf to my diet. I eat a large portion of oatmeal every day, I occasionally have a beer. I drink 8-12 cups of water a day. I avoid sage, parsley, and spearmint. I even try to nurse every other day, which doesnt really work out. I have a station set up with my pump, feet on the floor, a pillow behind me for support, gIlass of water at hand.
How am I only able to get 30-50% of what my LO eats? I have been pumping since week one and have had to supplement all along. I can't just get rid of formula and let her starve. I just ordered a set of Pumpin Pals, keeping my fingers crossed it will help. But I'm at my wits end, why isnt this working? Any suggestions?
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Registered: 06-22-2008
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 9:27pm
I am in the same boat. =[ my little one is 8 weeks as well and I am only on week 5 of pumping, as I didn't start until my milk was almost all dried up. I get up to about 18ozs a day now. I pump every 2 hours, MOTN pump is a power pump, I take the highest dose of fenugreek possible, and drink at least 100ozs of just water a day. I seem to be stuck at this amount =\
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