My son is 8.5 months, and I've been back at work for about 5 months. As of a few weeks ago, my schedule was:
Nurse at 6:45 or so
Pump 2-3 times at work
Nurse at 6 or 6:30
Pump at 9
DS has about 15oz during the day from a bottle and I'd been making enough to include an ounce or two in his cereal, plus freeze a bag now and again. About 2 weeks ago, I decided to drop the 9pm pump session because, well frankly, I was beginning to really dislike it! The strain of working/pumping/parenting/etc was starting to wear on me, and I hit a wall re: pumping. Dropping that session has been a wonderful relief.
I'm hoping I can keep him on 90% BM, with a little formula mixed in for a least another couple of months. However, besides losing the 3-4 ounces from the night pump, my day-time supply has dropped an ounce or two. I'm guessing that I should really try to get that 3rd session in at work but boy, I wish I could stick to 2 times.
Also, I feel waaay less full for the evening nursing session and DS finishes more quickly. He still sleeps great and doesn't seem to mind really, but I feel like that supply has dipped an ounce or two as well. Does that make sense? Has anyone experienced this, especially when cutting out a last pumping session? Any tricks or tips?
Finally, would taking fenugreek help bost me up for these 2 pumping sessions and the last nursing sessions? Not sure if that works with pumping (especially so many months in...)