Anyone pumping after 17 mths?
I posted this in pumping but did not get much response, hope it is ok to also post here.....
DD2 is now 17 mths and is a terrible nurser and eater, she is also FTT and has not gained in over 8 mths. I pump 4 times a day in addition to nursing her 3 times per day and now I am just not getting enough milk. I had been getting about 15-18 oz but the last two months when my period is coming, it drops to maybe 10 oz for almost 10 days. Is there anything I can do? I feel like it is crazy to pump for a baby this old and also if it is just normal to get less and less as the baby gets older. I already drink fenugreek tea, that seemed to help more than the pills for me. I just don't know what to do.
So how much can others pump at this age? Any alternatives to cow or soy milk, she hates both but needs high calorie/high fat milk as she is FTT.
Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.