I returned to work in July and continued to breastfeed baby. I breastfed before work, expressed at 10am, went home at lunchtime, Breastfed after work and then again before bed. When I expressed I sometimes got over 8 ozs per session! Managed to build up a great stockpile which has now nearly run out..
Over the last few months, I have dropped some feeds and until last week was left with morning, lunchtime and evening feeds. Unfortunately, work have abolished my extended lunchbreaks so I have tried expressing at lunchtime and can now only get 1oz at a time and it's causing a lot of discomfort. Because of this, we have now dropped the lunchtime feed as baby loves his solids and water/very diluted fruit juice.
Last night he woke up screaming several times and his belly was rumbling - He nearly ripped my top off trying to get at me! I'm really worried I'm now not producing enough milk at all. I tried to express a few nights ago and gave him one of my last pouches of expressed milk and I can't get more than an oz out at any time of day!
I have an operation tomorrow (endometriosis!!) and because of the general anaesthetic, I can't breastfeed for 24 hours and also can;t express enough. I have one 7oz pounch left for the morning or evening but this won't be enough! Could someone please give me advice? My friends and family are all suggesting formula top-ups but after this long I really don't want to do this! Was trying to keep the evening feed until 12 months at least....
Thanks for your help/advice!