New with supply issues PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Registered: 05-02-2010
New with supply issues PLEASE HELP!!!!
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 3:17pm

Hello everyone! I have an almost four week old, and as of last week had to stop BF'ing and decided to EP. I EP'd with my daughter for 14 months so I'm not new to the concept but it's been eight years and I literally don't remember what to do!!!

My first daughter never latched, so I EP'd. This LO latched with a nipple shield but does not suck well and lost too much weight. The only way to get her weight back up is to EP.

My LO is needing about 4 ounces every two hours during the day and eats twice during the night. I am now only pumping 2 ounces per session... I need to DOUBLE my output! I HATE supplementing with formula.

Right now I:

-pump 15-20 mins every 2 hours. Milk sprays for the first 5 mins, then once again around 8 mins for just a little bit and that's IT.
- I Power Pump once in the middle of the night every day.
- I am taking a powerful "More Milk" tincture
- I drink Mother's Milk tea four times daily

What else can I do? How do I double my output?

PLEASE HELP ME!!! I just don't recall having an issue like this with my first DD but I EP'd from the first week... This time I'm having a much harder time.

Thank you in advance for your help - I know I never would have made it without this board last time.

xo- Aubrie

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Registered: 04-15-2010
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 8:55pm
Are you producing about 24 oz a day? I think you are producing an average amount for I produce that much on a good day. My DD is 6 weeks old and she's eating about 3 oz every 2 to 3 hrs. I'm not supplementing yet with formula except for the first 3-4 days when my milk isn't in yet. I am taking 3 caps of fenugreek and 3 blessed thistle and I am also taking domperidone. I saw an increase when I took the dom. Not a whole lot but every oz helps! If you want you can try dom and see if its for you.