I have two children, ages 11 and 6, and had a lot of trouble breast feeding at all. Both of them had to go on formula very quickly due to not gaining weight the way they should have (because I was not producing). With my youngest I treid eating well, sleeping enough, drinking plenty of fluids and even pumped a lot to try and sitmulate my production that much more....still...nothing. She wasn't gaining weight and the doctor said she needed to be on formula around 4 weeks of age. My finace and I are now discussing starting to try for another after New Years. I SO badly want to be able to nurse this baby and I am basically willing to try anything to be able to do so. I know that there are some herbs that I can take, teas to drink and even some presctiptions that can be taken, but I want to take the right path as soon as possible.
Has anyone had any experience with any nursing medications or herbs in the past? How soon can I start taking them to help my production to be the best it can be at birth?
Thank you in advance for all of your help! I do appreciate it. :)