I am having some trouble with my milk supply. I dont think DD is getting enough from me - she empties both sides and iv been having to top her up with formula. I was expressing after a feed to make sure I was empty and i would either get a few drops to 10ml max. Iv now been expressing when shes due for a feed, so that I can monitor how much she gets, I will normally express 50-100ml in total (from both sides). Ill get around 100ml in the mornings and it reduces through out the day. and once she has finished the feed ill normally top her up with 50 - 100 ml for formula. My health nurse said this is fine - but really id rather just bf and express for her (i dont have the $$$ to be spending on formula especially when i can get it from myself for free hehe)
I went to see a lactation consultant who recommended to take fenugreek to help the flow - but it hasnt increased my supply.
I think my supply is low because DD was prem, so I wasnt able to bf her straight away as I had to wait until she was bigger as she tired to easily when put on the breast. I was expressing Milk, for everyfeed and topping up with the bottle
So have to take DD for her 8week needles on friday and I was thinking of booking myself in aswell to get some Motilium or something else to help get my supply up. I know someone who is taking Motilium and says it works really well, so i thought id give that a try or if not see what the dr recommends.
Does anyone have any recommendations on what I could do to get my supply up? I seen someone talking about some "Lactation Cookies" or something like that, but couldn't find the recipe
Sorry this was so long