Re: How can I increase my supply without a pump?
PCOS can cause issues for breast feeding. It is recommended to be on Metformin to keep your milk supply up. I have it too. I also have hypothyroidism. All my babies except this one have prefered my left breat to my right causing little to no milk on hte right and a ton on hte left. Try if you can to get her on both sides for your sanity.
Originally Posted by MandaMommy2
I just tried to feed her on the right side and she pitched a fit but I got her to eat for about 8 minutes. She usually nurses more like 20 minutes per side. I e got her on the left side now because she was still hungry. I wish I could block nurse because that does seem easier. I'm going to pump after every feeding and hope for the best. I have some blood work I need to have done for my thyroid in the morning. I'm hypothyroid on full replacement and I was over medicated so my Endo cut my dose back. I'm wondering if this or my Pcos is causing problems. I hope not. I know that something is wrong though because I'm exhausted, extremely week and my hair is falling out in clumps. Maybe another good nights sleep will help. Thanks for the advice.
I have to be on reglan to keep producing with fenugreek and metformin with my PCOS. So do not be shocked if you need a prescription. Some people prefer domperidone (sp?) but my insurance does not cover it.