I took a prescription pill called Domperidone last time to boost my milk....and HOLY COW did it boost my milk! Maybe you could try that. Another thought I had is that the yeast in beer is supposed to help with milk production. This idea is great for two reasons....you get to have a beer....and it boosts your milk! If you have some pumped milk stored and can give a bottle of BM it's worth a try. I had a sweet sweet Corona the other night and my milk increased the extra day....I didn't need an increase but it helped build my freezer stash GL and try to stay strong and stick with it a little longer. It's hard, and believe me I hear you about having a toddler. A girl on my previous BB gave me the idea of a BF toy box for my toddler. It's toys that she only gets to play with while I'm BF, so they seem new and exciting and keep her entertained really well so I can dedicate the concentration I need to for a proper feed with Karah. Maybe you could give that a try? Mine isn't full of expensive toys....just toys that are new to her....some from dollar store, clearance at Walmart etc.
The BF toy box is a great idea Eilidh. I had never thought of that before.
Hang in there Erica. I was in the same place emotionally as you were with the BFing when Nico was born as well. Have you seen a LC? Honestly, it worked wonders for me. I went in once and she showed me exactly how to get this little guy to latch with no problems. I just couldn't get him to latch on for the life of me (and I successfully BFed Addy for 13 months, with no LC help) Maybe a professional can help you with different techniques to get the little guy to stay on and move to the second boobie??
wow, can't believe I am just today finding this thread. So glad to know others are sharing the exact same issues as I am.
I started on the Mother's Milk tea last night to help my supply...that is something else everyone can try that needs a little supply boost.
I tried the Fenugreek and Reglan was DS and neither seemed to help but I was pumping then too and I think that really hurt my supply.