I am frustrated and confused. I pump just a teeny bit more than enough for my 8.5 month old son by pumping at 7a, 11a and 3p Monday-Friday. We nurse at bedtime at 7, he eats at least once overnight but does not usually want to nurse first thing in the morning, hence the 7am pump. I've been doing this for 5.5 months and have been able to freeze about 20 ounces per month. He eats about 16 ounces when I'm gone 8-5. We nurse on weekends and vacations.
Now, the past few weekends, I am suddenly painfully engorged. My son has spread out his feedings and is taking a lot less from me on the weekend, or so it seems, while keeping up eating the same amount from his bottles during the week. My pumping abilities seem to be slipping (I'm getting a bit less each week) but come Saturday morning, I'm dying in pain and having to pump.
Any thoughts on what the heck is going on? Thank you.