This morning I woke up and decided to pump my left breast since lo nursed off the other breast dyring the night. This meant my left breast was left alone for over 9 hours! To my surprise after 20 minutes of pumping i just managed to pump a little over 2 oz
Even when not engorged i have been able to pump up to 3+ oz in less than 10 minutes! Throughout the day my breast have felt empty. My lo has been nursing for shorter periods of time these past couple of weeks. I mean short short times...like as soon as let down is over he starts fussing and pulling off. Diaper output is good, in the past two weeks hes gained over 12oz.
Im really worried. Just right now i tried pumping on that same breast and i didnt even get half an ounce. The last feeding off this breast was less than 3 hrs ago. This is scary! I do have a strong let down and what i thought was os. But right now i dont know what to think. Im sooo scared because feeding time is coming up in a bit and what if i dont have any milk? I do have back up in the freezer, but i cant bring myself to grasp the thought of not having milk.
The pump i used earlier was APY. It was my first time using it. Aftet i noticed that nothing was coming out i switched to my manual ameda pump...and got the same result. I expressed my concern to my hubby and he got online right away. Stress seems to be a big factor in milk reduction according to his findings.. i have been dreading going back to work.
Please , any advice is very much appreciated!!