Re: advice from full time working mamas
I pumped for a year and never had to supplement. With my second baby, I worked part time, with my third, full time. It is HARD work. You have come very far. Don't give up now! With my DD#2 I experienced a drop at about 10 months and I took Reglan. It really helped me. A lactation consultant who was also a nurse practitioner prescribed it for me. Now, since then I have heard that it can cause some nasty side effects, but for me I experienced no side effects and it allowed me to pump to a year without supplementing. I also like the idea that if you think your baby is still hungry in the evening to give him solids or just let him keep nursing if it does not frustrate him. It may allow you to get a second let down and raise your supply.
Working mom to
Gabbie 3/8/02 BF 15 months
Rose 6/5/04 BF 18 months
Will 10/6/09 BF 22 months and counting