I can get about 11 oz on a good day from pumping at work. At each session, I pump (with compressions) and then hand express as much as I can after that, but it never amounts to more than a half ounce. My son takes 14 oz at daycare (he's there for 9 hours). Sometimes he'll even take an additional 5 oz too while he's there. This is how my freezer stash has dwindled. I started eating oatmeal for breakfast, made lactation cookies, and am going to buy some fenugreek today to give that a try.
Today I only sent him with 2 7 oz bottles. One so he would be hungry when I picked him up and two so I could save the little bit that I have stored.
I gave up breastfeeding my firstborn and I really feel like a let him down. I don't want to fail my second born also, but I don't know if I can give him enough milk. It seems like everyday I get a little less than the day before.
I just cried this morning at the thought of having to supplement with formula. Do you think my stress level effecting my supply or is there something I'm not doing right?