DS is just over four months old and for the past week or so, I feel it takes longer time for me to pump and empty my breasts than before. I used to pump every 3-4 hours for 15 mins during the day, have about 5oz. For the past week, I only got around 3.5-4oz every 3-4 hours. Today I decided to pump a little longer because breasts are still really hard after 15 mins, and can still feel more let downs are coming. Eventually I spent almost 25 mins for 5 oz and still feel there maybe more juice can be squeezed, but I was impatient.
I also got my first period 2 weeks ago, although during the time my milk production went down, it came back up after, then only a few days later, I started experiencing drop of production for the same pumping time. Is there anyway to go back to the 15 mins? I have a hectic schedule and don't want to spend too much time pumping.
P.S. I do use the stimulation button on my PIS, but usually it doesn't make any differences, there is just nothing happens if I use it after the initial stimulation period, and I'm always using the full suction so there is no way to make the machine work harder, I also tried massaging breasts during pumping, but breast dislocate from the shield then I have to reposition it and it just becomes annoying after awhile.