This is my first post. I have ready through a number of your posts and you seem like a great group of ladies....hope you can help!
I have 2 girls. The first is 3.5 (nursed her for 14 months) and the second is 7 months. I work FT and travel a ton for work (some international travel). Until last week, I managed to give my LO only breastmilk through a combination of nursing, pumping (not an easy feat when I travel internationally and have to go with coolers, ice packs, power adapters for my pump, etc....).
Last week, I had to travel to Asia and was in a place that I didn't trust the cleanliness of the water to wash my pump parts (and the travel was about 30 hours each way, so I didn't think i could safely get my milk home.) So I pumped and dumped....and my little one had to have some formula (half/half bottles) while i was away. During the week, I could tell my supply was dropping and, now that I am home, I am pumping less than half the daily volume as I was 2 weeks ago!!!! What do i do? I do NOT want to stop nursing/pumping.
I am drinking a ton of water, eating oatmeal, taking Fenugreek, letting my LO nurse a ton (or pumping every 2-3 hours). I know there are other tips to get my supply back up....so I am all ears!!
What can I do? Thanks, in advance, Ladies!