To recap, here's what I'm doing to increase supply:
-- nursing 10 times a day
-- pumping 8-9 times a day after feedings
-- feeding Se.bastian the pumped milk
-- taking dom.peridone
-- taking fenu.greek
-- taking More M.ilk Pl.us
-- taking goat's rue
-- taking lecit.thin (for plugged ducts)
-- taking acido.philus (to avoid thrush)
-- doing a series of acupuncture appointments designed to build supply
-- taking calcium and fish oil (for general health)
I am also supposed to be taking some gross Chinese herbs (per the acupuncturist), but I haven't tried them yet. I think my liver might explode from all of the above-referenced supplements.
Aside from the feeding, however, I think child #2 is easier than child #1. I'm not sure if the child himself is easier, but we just feel much less stressed out about the whole thing. I will revise this opinion if he turns out colicky. In all seriousness, I am enjoying this little baby honeymoon -- we hang out in our sunny bedroom most of the time, watching the DVD of the first season of "30 Ro.ck" and reality TV. The weather here in SF has been spectacular and springlike, so we take a little walk once a day. My c-section recovery has been great.
And -- get this -- our newborn specialist (whom we used for a couple of weeks the last time) arrives on Tuesday for six weeks. How's that for a bull-market decision? We totally need that money now, but we already paid for her, so there you have it. I will have to start my job search in earnest while she's here, though, since I hear it'll take at least six months.