Re: too late to increase milk supply?
I am right there with you! (I actually posted this similar question a couple days ago) M DS will be 9mos on Saturday and I have felt/experience all of your experiences!! I work 2 nights a week for about 5 hours and I can't pump then. Eli was sick for 10 long days and didn't nurse well. He also is in the habit of pulling on/off and nursing for much longer than he used to. I also nurse on both sides now as opposed to just one. I just made sure that for a few days in a row I nursed as often as he would let me!Total opposite of "demand feeding"...i demanded ! I wanted him to nurse almost every hour/hour and a half and I eased up on solids those days. My supply feels better now, although different (not full feeling, but I do feel "letdowns" again). I see him swallowing and his wets/poopies are up. Maybe it's an age thing? Maybe they have 9month growth spurts? I don't know...just hang in there...sounds like you'll have it worked out soon! I also tried to pump to no avail (meaning I go little to nothing after each feeding) but I do think it helped reestablish my supply (or boost it). Hope an easier time is on the way!
happy mama of stella 10-11-02, eli (5-3-06), and jude (2-28-12)