Just wanna share a bit of my own experience, initially i had very little breast milk too. I was doing exclusive pumping because my breast milk came in late and i was afraid baby is not getting enough. So i pumped every 2 hours per day (yes, even at night)..and drank lots of water, papaya and fish soup and ate rice like there is no tomorrow. I literally had to go toilet every hour because i drank so much water and soup! But it did make an improvement in my breast milk supply, as i was able to produce 800ml-1L of breast milk per day at 1+month. And then i switched to direct bf because im alone at home and baby doesnt want to be put by himself at the crib thus i cant do any pumping. But direct bf seems to help even better because at baby's check up at 2 month old, ped said baby has gained weight too fast!
So dont be disheartened and try every possible combinations to increase breast milk supply. As long as baby is producing enough wet nappies (6-8 per day) and gaining weight it should be okay Oh btw Im avoiding cold shower as I read in a lot of articles that cold compress works for over-supply mummies. And I've read a lot too that supplementing with formula only decrease milk supply because the body thought that baby dont need that much milk although he/she actually does.
Oh and another thing, one of my sister In law was hand expressing instead of pumping because the milk seems to flow better when she did so. sorry for being so long, just wanna share experience because i was really stressed out too initially...even skyped with my cousin in Australia just to talk about bf-ing and latching on positions. Jiayou everyone!
andieluv2: lucky you to be able to eat wasabi my baby has acid reflux so my diet has been severely limited to just baked salmon and vegies lol