I've been watching my caloric intake since the New Year to try to lose the last of the baby weight. My daughter is 5 months old and exclusively BF.
My problem is that I haven't been able to pump nearly enough recently for when I'm away at work. I was at work from 1-8:30 last night (I teach at a university and have odd teaching hours) and pumped 7 oz over three pumpings, but she consumed 12oz while I was gone. A month ago on this schedule I would have pumped 9oz while away.
So my question really is about caloric intake. I'm not on a "diet" per se, but I've limited my calories to between 1800 and 2000 a day (usually 2000) and am trying to eat whole and healthy foods. I never ate junk to begin with. Could eating 1800 cal a day harm milk supply? I workout, but not strenuously or even very regularly these days. 1800 calories doesn't seem restrictive enough to mess with supply, but I definitely seem to be getting less. Any thoughts?