I figured I was overdo for a lactation post! I have been steadily pumping and freezing, except when i was sick those few weeks and on so much medication I couldn't keep my milk (BOO!) But things are pretty much back on track now! I am taking tons of supplements and drinking More Milk Tea and Red Raspberry leaf Tea around 2-3 cups of each per day. I am also back down to 80mg of Domperidone per day (the over 100mg dose was giving me bad headaches, I had to give that nonsense up!).
My current supplement list is: Fenugreek- 9 capsules per day, Marshmallow Root- 6 capsules per day, Blessed Thistle- 9 capsules per day, Fennel Seed- 6 capsules per day, Gaia Lactate Support- 6 capsules per day, and of course the 80mg of Domperidone. As it stands right now I have over 400oz frozen!! I am really happy with that amount because I know I have some time to add to it and my supply is increasing a bit at a time. Right now I can pump 8oz-10oz in a day. That's not a huge amount, BUT it's wonderful for me right now. I am freezing in 2oz-4oz increments so I am prepared for whatever amount Greyson decides he wants to eat!
I am definitely in a rhythm now with pumping. The ONLY thing I would change is I need to still try and drink more (if that's even possible!!!) and I would add a few more pumping times in, but I have 2 more kids here for the summer (my great nephews are still here!!) so my time isn't always my own when I need it to be. I am lucky to get 5-6 pumping sessions in per day.. My goal is to get up to 8-10 sessions so I am thinking by the end of August I should be able to manage that. My friend April is sending another batch of her breast milk to me so Greyson should be all set. I am definitely taking the advice and mixing the milks together so he isn't set on any one breast milk. I think we will do bottle feeds a couple of times a day, but mainly try and breastfeed IF I can keep up with him, otherwise I will supplement more with the frozen breast milk, so we do have a plan in place.
In Greyson news, not anything new to report. He's doing amazing and we are still at monthly appointments (Next one is Monday!) I think we are moving to every 3 week appointments after this one, but don't quote me on that. The 2nd anatomy scan to double check his heart is on August 8th, which is TWO DAYS before our 25th week!! Crazy, but I am loving how this time is going by, viability is just around the corner! I have been praying for this day.. For some reason I feel like I can breathe fully once we hit viability.. Not long now!!