After EBF'ing DD for 10 weeks and going through mastitis 4 times, thrush, and finally bleeding nipples, we decided to exclusively pump. We have the Medela PISA.
We've been successfully pumping for 5 weeks now until I developed mastitis for the 5th time!! I do have OALD so I think that is the biggest contributor to the recurring mastitis.
Anyways, I noticed a drop in my milk supply. DD sleeps through the night, but I've worked into a routine of pumping 4x per day and have been getting an avg of 38oz per day (up to 42oz). DD only needed 22oz at first so I froze the rest. Now she is taking 30oz on average.
I took antibiotics for the mastitis, but have since noticed a drop in my supply to about 24-30oz! I have to work hard to get 30oz! Honestly that really scares me.
Will my supply ever get back to the way it was? Could it be a hormone shift? I've noticed my hair is starting to fall out, I've been getting cramps, etc.