My DD is almost 5 months old and I have been back at work for almost 3 weeks. She is drinking 3-4 bottles a day at day care and the most that I am able to make for her is 2 bottles a day. It takes me two pumping sesssions to make one bottle and now she is starting to want more so it is going to take almost three pumping sessions to do a bottle. I have a double electric pump and am drinking tea, eating oatmeal, drinking beer and taking fenugreek. I have not seen any increase in production, if anything it has gone down. Pumping is very hard with my job and I am just getting tired of doing it.
I want to give my LO breastmilk for as long as I can, but getting up at 5 am to pump is killing me. I am tired all the time and can barely cope. Last night when she woke up at 12:00 I started to cry right along with her. My marriage is suffering because I am always tired and never have the energy to do anything with my husband. I have enough frozen milk to last until 6 months if I cut out the early morning pump session, but the frozen milk does not really sit well on her stomach. She always spits up a good portion of it.
What should I do? Rent a hospital grade pump and hope that my production goes up? Start taking domperidone? Supplement with formula during the day?