My daughter will be 7 months old this Saturday, 3/19/11. She weighs approximately 17 lbs (which is awesome for a 34 weeker), and is in the 96th percentile with her height! She pees several times throughout the day, and poops every morning, at least once.
I work a full time job, & I was pumping at least once a day before... but then they started to get onto me about taking too long. I can't seem to manage to not take too long... & while I know that I *could* make a fuss about that, I didn't... because I was afraid of getting laid off, so I stopped, and suplemented. Well, guess what! I'm getting laid off anyway. 4/7/11 is my last day, & I will be a stay at home mom! Right now, though, I am going about 10 hours without breastfeeding my baby girl, & without pumping. I feel horrible about it... but I want to fix it when I get out of here!!
My milk is just not satisfying her. She gets upset, she bites, it's awful. I can tell she's not getting much because her diapers in the morning are NOT what they are when she gets a bottle... & even when I was pumping at work, I was lucky to get 2 oz. At the hospital, when she was in the NICU, I was getting like 7 oz. This is NOT the way it's supposed to be, is it? I even rented a hospital grade pump & wasn't getting any more than my travel pump. & what's even worse is that almost all of the milk came from my right breast, and only a few drops from my left.
Is there any hope that I can get my milk to come back or am I screwed? Help?