In the last week or so, my 6 mo old has changed her eating schedule from every two hours to about every three. This was totally unprompted by me, and took me by surprise when she would refuse to eat and then eat later on. Sometimes she will go a long as 4 hours without eating if she is napping... What is this change doing to my supply? She's now eating less often in the day- but I have no way to tell that she is eating more at each feeding. Is this change going to make my milk production decrease?
Also, very strangely I have had a lot of difficulty letting down in my left breast- even more so at the last meal of the day. It takes over 5 mins sometimes, and has taken as long as 10 in the night and my tired baby is not about to wait that long for her meal. It's starting to be an issue bc when I go to feed I get nervous it will take too long to let down, and then of course it is a self full-fulling prophecy and I end up having to pump and feed her that way. Is there are relationship between the change in eating and letdown? What can I do to let down quicker?