Hi-my daughter is almost 5 months and I have been nursing/pumping exclusively.
I pump 4 times a day (5AM, 9:30AM, 12:30PM and 4PM) and nurse at 6AM, 6PM and 7PM until bedtime. Until last week, DD would eat 2-3 times overnight. We are
working on night weaning, and she now takes a bottle of expressed milk at 11:30 and that's it. Until last week, I was pumping about 20oz a day in those four sessions which was enough to send 4 4oz bottles to day care and give her a 4oz bottle at night. This week, I am barely pumping 12oz total per day. I added another pumping session before bed, started taking 6 each of Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle capsules each day, drink 2 glasses of Mother's Milk Tea, take 2 Lecithin capsules per day and drink lots of water. I also do breast compressions while I pump (each session is 30 minutes). I have tried power pumping, too. I also replaced the membranes on my PISA.
What is going on? Night weaning alone can't have dropped my supply like this,
can it? What else can I do? I feel very full but nothing comes out when I
pump. I am not ready to wean or supplement.