I have used Fenugreek (at herbal store) and noticed a difference in about 3 days. I also would eat oatmeal in the mornings. After you feed him in the morning before going to work try to pump after feeding if you have time. That will tell your body that you need to produce more. Also make sure you are drinking enough water and try not to stress. Stress will lower supply.
4 oz should be plenty. My daughter staid at 4 oz until about 3 months then it was 5-6. Tell your provider to let you know if it seems he is still hungry after feeding. Then you can increase his amount an ounce as needed.View Thread
Karo syrup would help but I would talk to the doctor because I/m not sure how much to give at that age. My daughter (3 1/2 yrs) was older when I had to give it to her. We started out at a teaspoon for a few days in each bottle and it helped with the combination of diluted apple juice. You may even try prune juice as prunes also gets things moving.View Thread
Have you noticed any colostrum coming out when you massage or shower? When I'm feeding sometimes I will get a lump at the top when I'm engorged. It will go away as I'm feeding so I don't think it would be clogged as then it would not go away. So I would think it would be a milk duct because warmth also helps release milk if you are full and is close to feeding time but if you are concerend bring it up at your next checkup.View Thread
My daughter is just shy of 3 months and my left breast is fuller but it was the one that was slightly larger before bf. Since I'm back at work now and pumping during the day I know my left side does produce more (between 1-2oz). One way to help the smaller side is to start feeding on that side so it can be emptied every feeding so her body will produce more on that side. I think that one side will usually be fuller because one is preferred by the baby (the hold is more comfortable) and the left side has better flow because it is by the heart.View Thread
The best way to increase production is to let him feed as long as he wants and as often as he needs to. It may be every 2 hours or so but it will help increase your production. I have taken Fenugreek and Mother's Milk Tea and they do seem to help. I took them for three days and my production increased. Like pps said make sure you stay hydrated and try to eat at the same times if possible. I've heard about trying to place heated rags on your breast before feeding to make the let down come faster but it is not anything that I have tried. Try not to stress out because that will also reduce production.
When my daughter (2 1/2 mths) starts to fuss I have to try to tune it out so I don't stress out too much. She gets gassy from time to time so she will fight eating. Once she is able to pass some she will relax and feed. So far I have been able to keep up even after going back to work. In the morning I eat instant oatmeal and I can tell a difference when I eat something else. If you like oatmeal try to have some throughout the day and see if that may help.View Thread
When she does this has she been feeding for a minute or two? My daughter will do this also (2 1/2 mths). I have to use a nipple gaurd due to a fast letdown. When she does it i burp her and then she is fine.View Thread
Every baby is different on how often they feed. Some will feed every two hours others around 4. Are you pumping every time or is your lo feeding from the breast? If your lo is content after feeding and is having 6-8 wet diapers he should be fine. If he is feeding from your breast he will suckle longer telling your body that it needs to produce more. My daughter is now a month old and sometimes she will feed every 4 hours then all of a sudden wants to feed every 2-3 hours. When she does this she is going thru a growth spurt. If you have not had his first appointment he should weigh a little more than is birth weight. Be sure you are staying hydrated and eating healthy. Try not to stress out as it will lower your supply.View Thread