My baby is 11 weeks old. When I am home she nurses on demand, often every 2 hours for 40 minutes at a time. When I am at work I pump. After a 12 hour shift I have only pumped a TOTAL of 7 oz. : ( I am taking Fenugreek (2 capsules every 8 hours) and drinking as much water as possible. Any advice for boosting supply? I co sleep and baby wear. I have a lot of anxiety and was prescribed Lexapro. I am scared to take it, though, for fear of the effects on the baby. Any advice on the Lexapro? My OB said it was safe but I still don't like the idea of taking it while nursing. I have anxiety and mild depression. Thanks!!!
Can you comment about how often, long, and where you pump at work, and what type of pump you have?
Momma to a weaning nursling DS1 (8/10) and expecting #2 (EDD 9/12). DS1 currently Milk, Soy, Egg, Peas, Peanut, & Tree Nut Free (hives/vomiting).
To boost my supply I take 3 fenugreek 3x a day. I would try increasing it a bit and see if that helps at all. Yeah, how often are you pumping? More details please!
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Yeah, you need to pump more frequently. When I was working and pumping, I pumped every 3 hours for 20 minutes.
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