Re: Low Supply Issues with teething baby
Welcome to the forum!
If you have the money for a hospital-grade pump, it's not a bad idea to try that option. And it wouldn't be money down the drain, because hospital-grade pumps are designed to serve multiple users, and you could probably eventually re-sell it and recoup your investment.
How many times a day does your baby currently nurse? And how much milk does she take while you're at work? (The reason I ask is that sometimes babies get overfed at daycare, resulting in less need/desire for nursing when they are home with mom.)
How does pumping feel? Is it comfortable? Do you feel like your shields are the proper size?
Are you using contraception at this point, and if so, what kind? Also, any chance that you're pregnant?
You're obviously doing a wonderful job, and I think there's no doubt you'll make it to your 1 year goal. You might have to use some formula if you can't get your milk supply to bounce back the way you're hoping for- but that's okay and a lot of moms end up having to make that particular compromise. Remember, breastfeeding is not all or nothing!
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