I am not getting enough when I pump and it is starting to freak me out.
I have pumped before at various points when I had an appointment or whatever - and I've always pumped more than enough in one sitting. But now sometimes less than an ounce. Pumping in the evening and in the morning... and coming home in the middle of my day to nurse C.
I work about 6 1/2 hours total - and I am home in the middle of that for a bit.
I am shocked at how little I am getting. Wondering if the pump is broken - doesn't feel broken, feels the same as the times I pumped a lot. Wondering if there is some reason my supply has taken a dip. C is definitely eating less during the day. Not nursing too much more when I get home. Not waking up extra in the night. [She will be 9 months next week].
She, in fact, is handling everything very well. Happy in the day. A is giving her more in the way of solids - but not that much more.
It is too soon for weaning. But maybe that is happening.
Tips/tricks to get more from pumping? Did this happen to any of you? Those of you who pump, or have pumped, how much did you get in one pumping session? Should I start taking fenugreek/blessed thistle?
I am off again in July/ August and I really want a solid nursing relationship then.