Re: Back at work...super low pumping output...stressed!
A few more things: make sure you are drinking enough water and eating a healthy diet. It can be hard once you go back to work to remember to eat and drink because things get busy.
Also try different horns for your pump. My breasts responded differently, so one needed a large size and the other prefered the medium size. Buy some different sizes and see what happens.
Learning how to do compressions can make a huge difference. As time goes on you will learn more about your breasts and the pump. Sometimes there will be milk ducts that simply do not want to let go with the pump, but if you press them while pumping they will empty for you. When doing compressions watch how the milk flow changes and you will eventually learn what parts of your brests need pressure to fully empty. For me, I would double-pump while playing solitare on my phone, then when the flow stopped I would individually pump each side with compressions. There were some areas, particularly on the bottom of my breast, that I would really have to press deeply to completely empty. I could get 2-3 more ounces per session this way.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.