Re: upping production at work.
I've got similar issues that the OP has: started daycare last week and I'm having issues with not being able to pump enough. Fortunately I'm going back to full time slowly, so DS was in daycare for two days last week, two days this week, then three days the next two weeks, and then five days after that.
He's almost 5 months old and about 14-15 pounds. I nurse on demand and have calculated that he eats roughly 10 times a day. According to the milk calculator I should have 3-4 ounces in each bottle. When I worked and pumped last week, I was only able to get about five bottles of 2-2.5 ounces each. The daycare place says he seems hungry after every bottle and today I had to bring them bottles I pumped earlier in the day (bottles meant for his next daycare day) because he was going to run out. Now I'm behind for the next day, and since I'm already not getting enough during pumping sessions I'm getting anxious about how to make up those ounces.
If you add a pumping session to your day how soon can you expect to see your production increase? I've started pumping after he goes to bed at night to add an extra session in but I only started that last night. I'm going to pump this weekend as well. How many "extra" pumping sessions (pumpings aside from his feedings) should I consider adding to up my supply to an extra ounce or so a day?
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.