I read in the other "Is she getting enough" post, that the rule of thumb is 1 - 1.5 oz for each hour away so given I'm away 9 hours, that's 9 - 13.5 oz. Is that right? I have a hard time believing it! My daughter is 7.5 months and on solids (about 3 oz/day) so it's probably hard to guess how much milk she needs (Kellymom suggest a wide range for babes 6+ months http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/ )
I've been providing 3 bottles with anywhere from 4.5 - 5 oz. I feel compelled to leave three 5 ounce bottles, but it's often a struggle to make that quota with extra pumping sessions to make the last ounce or two. When I leave three 5 ouncers, she generally drinks it all, so one might assume she needs it...
I feed her 5 - 6 times a day (so 2-3x she breastfeeds, 3x bottle) and my breasts are not providing a big meal at the end of the day, I'm pretty sure. I wish I could be more confident about she is getting enough, and I'm REALLY sick of trying to make ends meet with all the pumping!!!!
I have tried Shatavari 500mg x 2, which has had a noticeable impact in the past, but less now. I could take x3 according to lowmilksupply.org.
Or do I not really have a real issue? What do the wise mammas think?