My LO is 4.5 mos. and I am working full time. I went back to work when she was 3 mos and I pump 3x a day and BF the rest of the time. She gets 3 -4 oz. bottles when I'm at work and she nurses every 2 hrs. in the evenings and on weekends. She wakes every 3-4 hours to eat overnight. Last week I had terrible nipple pain on the R side. She was being especially rough and holding my nipple in her mouth and stretching back the whole time she ate. This side has ALWAYS been a problem and no one knows why. We've see a LC (twice) and they said it looked like a bad habit. I think that side doesn't produce/flow as well and she has to pull, tug, and yank to get the same flow she's used to on the left. Sat, after a feeding she spit up blood and later in the day when I was pumping (to allow it to heal a little and give my poor nip a break), I realized that the beginning of my pumping was all blood. Sat night I was very engorged- no heat or fever. I could only get about one ounce out with the pump and the milk looked thinner than usual. Sun morning, I pumped again and still had the blood. *SIDENOTE* the blood was def not from my nipple but from inside the breast. Sun she went back to nursing as we were at church and I didn't have a choice and all blockages cleared up and did not have any more bleeding. In retrospect, she had black diapers from Friday-Sun and I realized I must have been bleeding for a few days.
That was all background info.
Now I'm all healed and it's not painful when she nurses but I am not pumping nearly as much and when I am with her, she wants to nurse ever 1.5 hr-ish. Is is possible that the problems I had over the weekend wrecked my supply? I desperately want BFing to go well but it seems as though we're always jumping hurdles with it. Is there something (besides nursing as much as possible) I should be doing? I have no milk in reserves and she hates/refuses formula so I'm very stressed. I had to take personal time from work yesterday because I knew there wasn't enough milk for her to have while I was gone.