I've been reading the boards for some time, but this is my first post. Let me give you the run down...My DD is almost 6 months, and so far EBF. I've been back at work since she was 6 weeks, and pumping like a maniac. About a month ago we moved and my supply had a sharp decrease in a 4 day period (I think it was due to exhaustion and stress from the move). We made it through without supplementing and I dutifully followed all the suggestions I read here...I'm BF ALL the time when I'm with DD, I added pumping sessions (During the week I pump every 2-3 hours to amp up my supply and BF 4-6 sessions) and BF on demand on the weekend with pumping sessions in the AM and every 3 hours through the night. I'm eating oatmeal, trying to relax and rest, tried breast compressions, hot shower..etc. The good news is, i'm producing enough to get by, but barely. And i'm exhausted. DD sleeps 10 hours over night, and i'm still having to get up to pump every 2-3 hours. I tried co-sleeping and just feeding her all night long, which i think would be easier than pumping, but then DF and I get no sleep, as DD is very vocal (alseep, but noisy ) and i'm just not that comfortable with her in the bed with us. I really want to stick it out for the year, but I'M SO TIRED OF PUMPING!!! I've tried going 4 hours between pumping at night, just so i can get an actual rem cycle, but then i don't have enough BM to send with her the next day to grandma's.... I'm not suer if this is a pumping or supply issue...wasn't exactly sure where to post. Sorry!! Any suggestions or words of encouragement would be really appreciated. Sorry so long, and thanks in advance
Oh yeah, i use a Medela PIS...just want to give any pertinent info!!