Hi all...I have been exclusively pumping for the last 10.5 months, and want to pump til our daughter is 1 year. I had no issues pumping, and have a good supply built up in the freezer. As she started eating baby food, and the amount of milk drank decreased a bit, I switched to pumping twice a day, and was pumping 4 bottles (exactly what she was eating in a day)...I didn't want to have an overabundance of milk collecting. So all was well.
Lately, the amount of milk pumped has decreased quite a bit...some days I will only get 2-3 bottles. Now, I do have the freezer stock to rely on. But we're going away on holidays for a week and I won't have the freezer stock to rely on. So I'm panicking a bit. I will transport as much milk as I can, but I still worry.
If I increase back to pumping 3 times a day, will I actually be able to increase the amount of milk pumped, or will it just spread out the pumping? I recently got my period back...can I blame the reduction on that? Is it possible that I am just running out of milk?