I thought that breastfeeding and pumping would be an easy adventure. Now that we’ve completely given up on breastfeeding, things are a little easier, but our newest problem is my supply. It was marginal for a while. Some days he got only breast milk, some days he got an ounce or 2 of formula. But as his demand has increased, my supply hasn’t been able to keep up.
At this point, I’m pumping between 17 and 20 ounces a day, which is none too shabby, but Eli now takes 22-24 ounces a day, so he’s getting formula everyday, which isn’t helping his reflux one bit. So I’ve switched my mission from breastfeeding to increasing my supply. My lactation consultant recommended Reglan, but I’ve heard stories about the side effects, so I’m not comfortable going that route. Most of my methods are not scientifically proven, but they’re what I’m trying anyway.
What helped increase your milk supply?