I feel like I have posted a million times since I started back to work last week. Sorry!!
Here's my dilemma today. I am away from my 5 month old LO for about 9 hours a day when I work. I am managing to pump about 10oz while I'm gone. She is (finally!!!) taking a bottle with the nanny and is eating about 5oz every 3 hours. I can talk to the nanny about backing off a little more but it looks like she is going to need at least 1.5 oz per hour I'm gone and I'm not seeing that output with the pump. I hate to just wait and see if things get better/worse even though it's only been a few days. I'm afraid that I'm going to blow through my minimal freezer stash pretty quickly.
I pump every 2.5 hours for 20-30 minutes and I'm doing breast compressions. It seems like I'm pumping a "normal" amount and my LO is eating a "normal" amount but I'm already falling behind. I know that my goal is to pump one day what my LO will eat the next but I can't seem to.
So, should I take a proactive step now or wait a bit longer to see what happens? Should I rent a hospital grade pump? (I use a medela PISA) Should I start fenugreek? I guess I can try to pump some at home too but I have three other kids who need lots of my time too : ) Any thoughts would be welcome. TIA!!!