It seems like since we started supplementing with formula my supply just keeps going down, down, down. I've been supplementing for about 2 months now due to our pediatricians recommendation in order to get the twinsies to gain weight. I knew this would happen and was reluctant to give in, but the "bad mommy" pressure got to me and I gave in. Faster than I realized the boys went from taking two ounces of formula after each feeding to only nursing three times a day and following up with 3-4 ounces of formula each time. I'm not sure how it got so far out of my hands and it has really been bothering me. I decided to give it a good fight and see if I can remedy the situation any. I want to breastfeed my babies!
So here's my plan (in addition to offering the breast every time) ...not in any particular order:
1) Fenugreek: Two pills three times a day. This is an ancient herb that comes from a bean-like plant. It's known for increasing milk production and for making you smell like maple syrup while taking it...oh joy.
2) Good Old H2O: Keeping hydrated is important in maintaining and increasing milk supply.
3)Oatmeal: Not sure why this works, but once again the ladies of the EFF board on thebump.com have come to my aide with this suggestion.
4:Lactation cookies: This is my favorite part. Containing oatmeal and flax, these have been known to help many a mama with supply issues. Thank you Hippy for the recipe. Available here: Rumble in the Kitchen
So wish me luck and stay tuned for a couple of great giveaways and a yogurt making tutorial!!!