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#1 of 2 Old 08-21-2012, 12:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We've had supply issues from the beginning - planned hmebirth turned csection after 36 hours of awful labor, lots of blood loss. She is now 2.5 months and we are giving 8 oz of donor milk via Lact-aid daily, and she is gaining between .5 to .7 oz a day on that.

We have tried:
-power pumping and pumping 6+ times a day with Medela Symphony (very hard for me to pump bc she wants to be on me all day, I also get miniscule amounts with the pump)
- goats rue, fenugreek, blessed thistle, nettle, brewers yeast, alalfa, marshmallow
- shatavari
- oatmeal
- iron supplements
- chlorophyll
- daily naps

She has a great latch, no tongue tie, and I did have some breast changes in pregnancy. I do breast compressions at each feeding. My prolactin was 190 45 min after nursing at a week potpartum, which I think is normal. Thyroid aso normal.

I feel like the only thing left to try is dom, which I was resistant to initially. Is it likely to work when prolactin is normal? I was hoping shatavari would work some magic and I could skip the dom. Any Ia when it works and when it doesn't?

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i used it and i have to say it all depends on what you want.  it is a steroid.  There is associated weight gain, but i found it to work very well.  i took it for about a year i think.  i was breastfeeding after an extremely difficult labor, lot of blood loss and a breast reduction (five years prior to the birth).  the pills made my process smoother and i had tried a host of homeopathic remedies before i tried the pills.  good luck!


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