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    Default almost 6 months and drying up

    Prior to the week I would pump about 15ozs a day at work. LO slept pretty well at night maybe - going at times 5 to 6 hours. This week I'm getting 10 ozs and had to add a pumping session at night to get enough milk for his bottles. I'm pumping at times 30 minutes and barely getting 3oz combined. He is also waking up every 2 hours during the night to eat. He gets a tablespoon of cereal mixed with fruit in the morning and a veggie with a tablespoon of cereal at night. He is now drinking 1 4oz bottle and 3-3oz bottles while I'm away...about 10 hours. I bf my daughter for over a year and had no supply issues. Thoughts?

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    Default Re: almost 6 months and drying up

    May some of your pump parts need to be replaced? Or the thing a lot of others will probably say...a growth spurt.
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    Default Re: almost 6 months and drying up

    Any change in nursing sessions that might affect your pumping output? (i.e. did he start skipping a night nursing session, or do something to maybe tell your body to drop the milk output)
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    Default Re: almost 6 months and drying up

    Check to see if your membranes on your pump need to be changed. That can make a big difference.

    Has AF returned? That can also cause a dip in supply.
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    Default Re: almost 6 months and drying up

    I use a freestyle and have 2 sets of supplies so one set washing while the other in use. Nope my friend is still on vacation somewhere. I seem to be feeding more at night every 3 hours at least. The week before I was home with him for 5 days so no pumping. Pumped this morning for 30 minutes and only 4 oz. It is so depressing. I used to get 7 oz during that session.

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