Tell me how this makes sense.
DD is almost 7 months old. I've been pumping at work now for 4 months (3x/day, about 20-30 minutes each time). I've always pumped just what she needed for the next day, and used to get all of it while I was at work so that I never had to take the pump home. That was about 10-12oz.
The last few weeks, DD has been drinking more (about 14oz) with the nanny because her digestion is functioning better since I started my elimination diet. She's more comfortable eating more. So I need to pump more. I wasn't pumping enough just at work, so I started bringing the pump home, which I HATE. I take public transit and walk to/from the train, and I pick DD up after work, so I have to carry her, her diaper bag, my purse/bag with all my milk in it and a pump. And walk and get us on/off the train during rush hour.
Also I have a hard time, mentally, pumping at home. When I pump at home I hardly get anything. I've tried pumping at night. I've tried pumping first thing in the morning. I seriously get about an ounce every time, which is low for me since I still have oversupply. Also DD nurses very frequently when we're at home - like every hour - and I can't find the time to pump at home when I have to nurse her that often and still eat and shower and get ready for work. I end up all and
So anyway. Since I started pumping at home over a week ago (I try to do it once in the evening and once when I first wake up), I have found I get LESS when I pump at work. I thought that after a few days my supply would increase from extra pumping, but now when I'm at work I'm barely pumping 9 or 10 ounces total and I used to get 12 ounces without even trying.
I've tried relaxing, reading a book, looking at pictures and videos of DD on my phone, breast compressions, etc. but none of it has helped. This doesn't make any sense to me. I'm pretty sure the whole thing is just mental, because when I pump I see the milk coming out, but it's SLOOOOOOW and I'm sure if I could pump for 60 minutes each time, I would get all the milk I need. But I'm at work, and even 30 minutes each time is pushing it. Oh, also, I do still get letdowns while pumping... usually 2, which is what I've always gotten while pumping.
Any thoughts? Sorry if I sounded all rant-y.