I'm bf'ing my 9month old. I have been having supply issues for the last 2 weeks. I've had milk supply issues before as well when I have my periods (but I was able to use the banked frozen milk during that time. But now I'm also running out on it). My supply dips quite a bit to miss around 2 feeds (around 8 oz.) of milk. Also, when I pump during this time (for almost a week before I get my periods and a week into my periods) the milk doesn't let down. It just trickles for a few minutes and stops after that. I seem to get some milk coming down only when my baby is put to the breast since her way of breast stimulation is more efficient than my pump (I use a hosipital grade pump - medala lactina pump). Since I work during the day I cannot directly nurse my baby during that time.
Is there anything I can do to make the milk let down when I pump and also to not have a dip in my milk supply for almost 2 weeks in a month? I have just started taking fenugreek since yes. day. I really don't want to supplement with formula.