I EBF my 4 month old on demand. He has gained so much weight and really eats like a champ.
I recently started working part time 3 days a week and I pump while at work.
My mom gives lo 3 4-oz bottles during the 9 hrs I am gone. So that's 12 oz total. However I have noticed a slight decrease in how much I pump in the last couple weeks. Before I could get 12 oz no problem.
Should I be trying to increase my supply so I can get more from pumping while at work? I barely get 11 oz right now. I pump twice. I work 3pm-11:30pm and I pump at 6ish and again at 9:30.
The only thing that confuses me is that my supply is fine enough to satisfy my baby all the other time....
I do everything I can to relax while pumping. I drink tons of water. But it stresses me out when I look down and see that I'm not pumping enough to last the entire time I'm away. And I get scared that I will pump less and less.
Should I add a pumping session in on the days I have off???
Also, we started off giving him 3 oz bottles but he would scream bloody murder when it ran out...same with 3.5 oz. with the4 oz bottles he is content after.