I just went back to work and I am pumping. My son is now taling the bottle so I am starting to see how much he actually takes during a day. I aim to get 12 oz a day based on his need for 1-1.5 oz per hour we are seperated.
Today I got 11 oz. I am 1 oz short of my needs. I have a freezer stash to deal with tomorrow. I do compressions, smell a shirt of his, hand express after. I feel like I need a way to increase my supply just a little. I don't have a low supply, it is just the act of collecting X amount of ounces which is very different from nursing on demand.
I pump right after he nurses in the am, then again before lunch, I nurse when I can at lunch cause he is close, then I pump 1 more time in the afternoon.
There really isnt another time to pump in the day and I would rather not pump at night, I would rather nurse.
Any suggestions. Should I take some fenugreek? I eat oatmeal everyday.
any ideas??? Thank you!