I have a 6 month old. I nurse and pump. I have been back to work for four months now. In the beginning i produced a lot of milk. I was set and stone that i was not going to nurse but once the doctors put her on my chest well that is all it took. But knowing that i was going back to work when my baby was two months old and talking to other mothers who worked in the same work force that i do i decided to do what they did and was to pump every four hours religiously and nurse whenever i could. I work 5 3-11 shift and work for the mentally handicapped. So when i came home from the hospital i nursed as much as i could and then two weeks in i started pumping every four hrs. I ended up saving/freezing over 200 6oz bags.
When i went back to work i saw a little decrease in amount of milk i pumped. Now at six months i am barly getting 1/2-1oz per breast while pumping. I can not keep up with my baby as she eats 5-6oz per feeding. Lets just say thank god i had a huge stock pile. I have to supplement sometimes when i do not have a bag thawed out in time. Just within the last couples days my production is really bad. Lets just say im very emotional about it. I need help. These are things i have done but seen no increase. Drink 16oz water every 1-2hrs, eating healthy and snacking, taking fenugreek, nursing whenever i can, Pumping for 20 mins each session. Please help my goal is to breastfeed/pump for a year.