My daughter will be 11 months in 2 days. I work full time (out of the house at least 10 hours) and have been pumping 3 times a day, but as of a few weeks ago, my milk supply has diminished greatly. I didn't have as big of a problem w/ my 1st born...pumped until 13 months and continued bfing mornings and nights until 19 months when I became pregnant again (she self weaned). I can't seem to figure out why I am not producing any milk...tried replacing some of the pump parts, drinking Mother's Milk Tea, even pumping for 30+ mins. Anyway, I am a little nervous right now because I am now seeing blood in the little bit of bm I am getting out (on my left side). It doesn't really look like I have cracked nipples (though maybe?) and they don't really hurt. I've had cracked, sore nipples before esp w/ my first. So, just wondering if it is something more serious. If not, what else can I do to try to increase my milk supply? Do you think it's the pump? Anyway, sorry for the rambling, but I was really hoping to make it to at least 1 yr exclusively on bm w/ my 2nd, too.
Thanks in advance!!