So a few months ago I got paranoid that my supply was low and I started pumping daily for about a week, then a LC told me not to bother so I stopped... it only occurred to me recently that there were a few days after that week that my lo slept better at night and I wondered if that could have had anything to do with the pumping??? I definitely had more milk because I pumped at the same time every day and got more as the week went on...
Now I'm wondering about doing it again, couldn't hurt I guess and I'd love to be able to try going out for the evening again sometime so it would be handy to have some milk stored.
Just wondering what time of day is better because when I did it before it was in the morning when I had plenty of milk already (makes sense since it wouldn't effect the baby) but since my milk is lower at night is there any logic to the idea of pumping at night?
Also, can any of you suggest a resource for determining if you have an adequate supply with an older baby (almost 8 months)? She's definitely healthy but I do think her growth has slowed down a bit (that's probably normal! I know!) just wondering how many ounces she should be packing on per week or month on average is anyone knows I'm interested!