My son was born July 2012 and I EBFed until 4.5 months when I went back to work. I pump 4 times when I'm away from him--right before I leave the house after I nurse him (around 6:30am), and 3 times at work (9:30, 12:30, 3:30), then I pick him up around 5:30 and we nurse right away, and then again before bed (8:30ish.) He's been sleeping through the night (most nights) for about the past 6-8 weeks.
Until recently, I haven't had any issues pumping enough for his bottles. I leave him three 3.5-4oz bottles and I always pumped just about that much. Actually, back in the end of February/beginning of March, around when he starting sleeping through the night, I was pumping way extra because I was waking up engorged.
We went on spring break at the end March and when I came back to work, I suddenly was pumping way less than I had been. I'd always pumped 2.5-3oz per session, and sometimes I was fighting for 2! Then I got my period, and thought that was the issue. But my period ended, and things never got back on track.
I'm now only pumping 2oz per session. I have a very modest freezer stash (about 50oz at this point) and I really can't afford to pull a bag for him every day. I've started leaving him two 4oz bottles and trying to get home to him earlier, but I'd really like to still be leaving three and not always rushing out of work at the first possible moment.
I've tried Fenugreek (made me and baby really gassy), lactation cookies, oatmeal, water intake, More Milk Plus and nothing has really seemed to do much. He doesn't seem to miss the bottle at all, still happily eats 3 solid meals a day, and is continuing to sleep through the night so he seems satisfied...I'm just worried because I've made it so far and I would be heartbroken if I had to supplement at this point.
I'm a teacher so I don't even need to make it to his first birthday in July. I have 6 and a half weeks of school left and then I'll be home with him and can happily EBF on demand again. But until then...help!