I currently sick and I noticed my pumping output dropping. I normally nurse on demand except when I am away from baby while he is at daycare. I usually pump every 3 hours, 3 times a day. Usually, I'll get about 5 oz in total per session, which is a couple oz more then I need to give to daycare for one day.
I've been having a pretty high fever with a runny nose, sore throat, etc, etc... (waiting to hear back from the doc of my last test... to see if I have strep throat) ... anyways, I noticed my pumping output has gone from 5 oz to about 3.5 - 4 oz per session.
I'm trying to drink as much fluids as possible, and I am home resting as much as possible. My LO is almost 6 months and usually nurses on demand until I started going back to work about 3 weeks ago.
I know being sick is having an effect on my milk supply. I didn't really pump often before. Only for a few weeks before I started to go back to build a small freezer stash.
I just wanted to know if others experienced this and was it easy to "bounce back" after a full recovery?