Hi, my DS is 7 months and I work about 30-35 hours/week. I breastfeed when at home and pump at work. So far, I've had a mild oversupply and can usually pump about 6 oz/day above what he needs.
Anyway, I keep hearing that there is this 'slump' with pumping around 9 months where most women start to have trouble pumping enough to keep up with their babies. This has happened to two friends of mine around the 9 month mark and I've heard about it a lot on here, as well. I'm just wondering if this is universal and happens to everyone, or if some are lucky and don't have this problem? I am a planner by nature and am already beginning to worry about what will happen if my supply drops at 9 months...I have some milk stored in the freezer, about 100 oz, but am wondering if I should work on storing more (I have plenty extra I could freeze, the issue is just with freezer space. Also I have excess lipase and though I scald my milk before I freeze it I'm not sure how long it will really last and if milk I freeze now will still be okay in 2 months). So, does this happen to almost everybody or just to some people? How common a problem is the 9 month slump? How much did your supply drop, if you experienced it? I'd like to think the fact that I'm pumping extra at this point will give me a buffer if my supply does drop, but I don't know how much of a drop to expect.
Thanks in advance!