This weekend my LO was extremely fussy and cried more than normal. She did not nurse as often as normal and would scream when I put her in the nursing position. She is 5 mo old (born 7 weeks early) and is our only child. I have been back to work for a month and pumping 3x per day while at work with a Medela PIS. I usually get about 5 oz in the am, 4oz at noon and 2-3 oz in the afternoon. This morning I got 2.5-3oz. My right breast always produces less but this morning it was very noticeable. I am scared of what will happen when I pump at noon. This is my first drop in production and I am scared to death. At first I thought she was starting to prefer the bottle but now I am worried that I didn't have enough for her. She sucked on her hand a lot too. I looked in her mouth and felt with my finger to see if she was teething but didn't see or feel anything. I am kicking myself for not pumping this weekend. Not sure what to do or try. I eat oatmeal every morning. I have fenugreek at home and will probably start taking it this evening. Could two days of decreased nursing have decreased my supply? She even slept for 6 hours Fri and Sat (a first for her) and I woke up engorged. Last night she woke up twice to eat which is normal for us. Could sleeping so much on Fri and Sat have decreased my morning supply?
Thanks for listening!