My daughter is almost 5 months old. For the first two months she was exclusively breast fed from the breast. I then had to return to work. I have always pumped 3 times a day and been able to more than keep up with the supply she needed while at daycare. However, during the past week my milk has suddenly dropped. I am only able to pump about half of what I use to pump. I think I am drinking enough water to maintain my supply.
I bought a brand new double electric pump prior to returning to work but heard that it can be hard to maintain supply while pumping. What are the suggestions to increasing my volume? We have some milk frozen, so I will be fine for a few weeks. I just adamantly do not want to start formula and I don’t think she is ready for solids yet (and wanted to wait until 6 months anyways).