Today, 12:14 AM
Thank you ladies SO MUCH for reading my ridiculously long post and replying!
OK, so yes... I feed DD right before and after work (or as close as I can come), but I'm gone a total of 10 1/2 hours with my commute and the extra time I have to stay to make up for pumping. At work, I pump the first time at 11:30, again at 3 and then again at 5:30. At 11:30 I get about 5-6 oz from each breast, at 3 and 5:30 I get 2-3 oz from each breast, but I'm pumping for 10-15 mins max for 2 of the 3 sessions, maybe 20-25 max at 3. I could get more, especially during the first session. (My work is pretty strict on scheduling.)
I'm pretty sure DD can get more out of me than that, too... part of the problem, I think, is that I have a lot of storage capacity. If it's been a few hours, there's just a lot there. Feeding more often may be part of the solution, at least on the weekends, but would that increase my supply?
I think I had a little bit of a breakthrough today -- I was always BFing on a recliner and I think maybe the positions I was taking there, no matter how much I was trying to keep DD more vertical to prevent spit-up, were actually causing more spit-up because of the way she was curled around/under my breast and sort of propped up on the recliner arm. I tried today with a boppy pillow and nursing stool on our couch and things went much better. I got her to take the nipple without the nipple shield, even!
I also followed the suggestion about letting the milk spray into a...