Today, 06:22 PM
Well, along with all of the other things going on, my period has definitely started, so I'm hoping this supply dip is mostly the result of THAT and not of anything longer term. About the sleep: baby has had occasional long sleeps before, though Friday night's was the longest, and he hasn't repeated it. :shrug He's back to his normal 2 wakeups since then (and a few more on Sunday night, after I was sick -- he did NOT appear to be sick at all, thank goodness). So I don't necessarily think my period returning is because of his sleeping -- but I do think it WAS because of my return to work, alas. (Doesn't explain why I didn't get my period back until a month after I weaned my older child, who was heavily supplemented from about 4 months on, but I guess every mother-baby duo is different.)
For this week at least, I am definitely going to 4 pumps a day, every day. That means I'm pumping or nursing at least every 2.5 hours during the day, with a few feedings/pumpings at even smaller intervals (my first pump is usually an hour after we last nurse, and we nurse twice in about 1.5 hours in the evening, and twice in about 1.5 hours in the morning between 5 and 7 am). I also feed at every MOTN wakeup. I am not sure I can do much more!
I will say that usually I see a pretty quick response to adding an additional pump (like, usually the next day I see a very noticeable increase of at least 2 oz.), and I haven't seen that yet, which is discouraging but also suggests that this...