Today, 02:00 PM
Hello, I need advice please. My healthy 6 month old daughter and I have been breastfeeding only, but in the past couple weeks she will not lay down to eat, and is distracted by every little noise. I can't feed her in public anymore, and feeding in total silence and darkness is not always an option. So I am unfortunately going to be switching to pumping for most of her meals.
She is still pretty calm for her nighttime feeds and her first morning feed, so I will try to continue breastfeeding for those, but I am going to have to pump for everything else.
So, the problem is, I'm just not producing enough. I used to, but in the past three weeks my production has dropped. I pump after her morning feed, but will only get another 1/2 oz-1oz, and I try to pump once more when my husband gives her a bottle, but I'll only get another 3-4 oz if I'm lucky. I eat well, exercise, take fenugreek, lots of peanut butter, oatmeal, flaxseed, and my daughter has no allergies. My question is, how long/how often do I have to pump to get my production back up?
I'm sure this has already been answered, but I need help for someone that needs better milk production advice/pumping almost exclusive advice Please! Thank you all for your help in advance. I hate that I won't be BF exclusively anymore, so this is the next best thing!