I have a seven-and-a-half-month-old son, and have been pumping since he was born. Aside from some supply trouble just before my first post-partum period, I haven't had any trouble pumping. For the last week or so, though, I haven't been able to pump much of anything (usually under an ounce) at my first pumping, which was previously when I got the most (4-5 ounces). My schedule is this:
6 am--pump, normally 4-5 ounces
7 am--nurse before leaving for work
10 am (ish)--pump, normally approximately 2 ounces
3 pm ish--pump 2-2.5 ounces
5 pm--nurse (and nurse the rest of the time I'm home).
I'm not sure what the deal is. Until today, I haven't had any trouble at my mid-morning and mid-afternoon pumping session, but this morning at 10 I didn't even get half an ounce. It doesn't seem to be a supply issue; my breasts are full, and I don't have any problem when I nurse; he gets full with no trouble. For some reason I am just not getting a letdown with the pump. I've tried stopping and restarting the pump a few minutes later, looking at pictures, etc. with no success. Does anyone have any suggestions?