Hello Breastfeeding experts!
I've been breastfeeding my daughter for 10 months now. I work one day per week at a hospital, and pump while I am there (twice per day). The pump I use is a heavy-duty hospital-owned pump.
Throughout the past month, my let-down is extremely slow when I try to nurse my daughter after having worked all day. Eventually the let-down kicks in, but it takes over 1 minute, which is an entirety for a 10 month old (she bites out of frustration!). After that initial nurse, usually my let-down issue goes away, and nursing sessions are fine after that.
Do any of you know why this is happening? Am I pumping myself dry during the day with this heavy-duty machine? I only use it twice per day when I am at work. As of next week, I will be working two consecutive days per week, and I'm worried about how this will affect my breastfeeding. I am not ready to stop yet.
Any feedback would be appreciated.