Today, 12:03 AM
maddieb...thank you for your reply!
To answer your first question, I am not sure if I have OP or not. I believe I have a forceful letdown that causes my baby to sometimes refuse the breast after the first few minutes, which is frustrating for me because I know she is hungry. Then she starts screaming. Even after I try to calm her down and try to relatch, she still refuses. I've tried switching sides since my right side has the forceful let down and I believe my left side is OK.
I definitely do not want to reduce production. I would like to continue making a stockpile for when I go back to work. However, I don't want it to interfere with BF. If my production stays where it is, I'd be OK with it. I will be returning to work the first week of July and I started pumping and freezing on 4/14. I will be away from baby for at least 14-15 hours while at work, but only work 3 days a week. So the other 4 days that I am off, I will be EBF. I would definitely appreciate a plan for pumping. Usually I've been pumping more on a 3,6,9,12 schedule and missing one or two times (so total of about 6-7 times in 24 hours). However, in the last week, I have gotten so exhausted from that plan that I have only been pumping 1-2 overnight and 2-3 times during the day. My husband has gone back to work this week, so it is also harder to pump during the day. When I pump, I usually get 2-3 oz from both breasts, but there have been times were I would pump only half an ounce.