DD is having about 4x60mL bottles (formula) a day & breastfed as much as possible to boost supply. I'm on fenugreek, oats, brewers yeast, no caffeine (basically doing everything I can dietary wise to increase my supply). I'm also expressing & bought the medela swing. I can express probably 3mL if I sit there for a half hour on each boob.
The mw said that I have underdeveloped breasts. She's right too. I can feel full breast tissue on the outside of each boob, but otherwise they're empty. The left one is bigger than the right and works better. They still get full, they leak if DD doesn't feed at least 3 hourly, but they don't hold much milk.
Getting back to the doctor.. as MIL likes to call 'McDreamy'.. I tried to tell him I've got issues BF, that I can't produce enough milk- that I had the exact same issues with DD1. He basically sat there and said supply=demand, to just feed more often. Like, I have a non issue, next topic, move on. He was all caring & stuff, but didn't acknowledge that there is an actual problem and refused to delve any deeper. It's like he was looking for me to be depressed about it, rather than helping me overcome the real issue. I honestly do want a boob job, it's a sore point for me, and as soon as we can spare the $10,000 I'm going to get one (maybe by the time I'm 50 lol). Besides the cosmetic/aesthetics (which I can deal with), I want to be able to feed my baby.
Btw- Emily lost 12% of her weight by day 3 and so we started supplementing then. I decided not to get all upset about it this time- my supply is obviously an issue, so I'm going to feed her as much as I can, but I'm not going to allow a starving- unhappy baby to go on while I pander to my own need to fully breastfeed. Formula it is.
So, I feel like I have answers now, that it's not normal. I don't think I have PCOS- I have none of the other symptoms. Why didn't I get boobs? *Sigh*
If you got to the end of that, you're patient..lol. Any advice? Anyone been through it before? Thanks!