Ariella is 14 months old and is still BF. This month DH and I started TTC and were successful! Yay! I suppose I intended to continue BF through a lot of the pregnancy, but my supply has tanked very early on! Until about a week and a half ago, she was nursing twice in the morning, I was pumping once or twice at work, and then she'd nurse after I got home from work (and sometimes over night).
Now because of my supply drop, she's nursing in the early morning, and I've been pumping mid-day and at the end of the day. She seemed so sad when she'd try to nurse but my letdown wasn't happening, so nothing would come out! And, then she wasn't drinking any milk other than my BM for a couple of days, so not enough milk, which made me start pumping mid-day again in an attempt to increase my supply. For a day I had dropped the mid-day pump without any engorgement issues.
I had been hoping I could stop the pump at work and nurse her in the morning and at night, but I wonder if my supply will tank even further if I do that (if she'll ever be able to nurse at night). As it is nursing at night hasn't been working because of my low supply, and she seems so sad (or mad) about it. If I try but she's unable to, she winds up screaming and crying, which is why I've only been letting her nurse in the early morning, when she's been successful.
Any thoughts? Advice? I'm at work not really wanting to pump because I don't think I'll get much at all. Or I'm wondering if I skip pumping at work if she'll nurse tonight? Or will that just tank my supply even more? Again, my goal would be to nurse in the morning and at night, but I don't know if that's possible because of the supply issue. Time to wean? I'm sure she'd adjust to no more BM soon, right? Or should I skip the mid-day pump and try to see if she'll nurse at night again and risk the screaming/crying? Thanks!