I was diagnosed as having Sheehan's Syndrome, diagnosed by MRI in September. The damage to my pituitary gland was caused by blood loss during a c-section in September. I've been supplementing with formula since baby was born, he was 10 lbs 10 oz and had low blood sugar at birth.
I've been taking domperidone, fenugreek and blessed thistle (not as frequent and as many as the bottle says). After I first started back on the fenugreek I got 20 ml when I pumped one side. I know this isn't an accurate measurement of what baby gets when nursing, but it helps me to gauge if my supply is decreasing or increasing. Then last week I only got 8 ml on one side.
I will be seeing an endocrinologist tomorrow to get my test results for my thyroid and prolactin levels (not sure if the dom will affect it??). I had read somewhere that if I have thyroid issues, herbs won't help to increase milk supply. Does anyone know if there is any truth to that? Any other ideas on what I can do to help increase my supply? I've ordered More Milk Plus, hoping that the tincture will work better than capsules.