Hello Ladies, I am in real need of some help. My LO is now 16 weeks and I got sick about 2 weeks ago and I am still trying to get over that cold. My milk supply dropped from 3.5oz to 2oz. Could it be from the cold? I know it only dropped 1.5oz, but I was only making enough to support her bottles and not store anything. I have been pumping after every feeding and at 9:30pm., I eat oatmeal all the time drink plenty of water.
For the past week it does not seem like she is peeing enough and her poop is not the same as normal. She would normally poop about 3-5 times a day, and now it is once every other day and some times even two days w/o a poo. I am thinking that since I am not pumping what I would normally that she is not getting what she needs. My husband says she is fine, but I worry!
Also I do not feel my left downs and sometimes I can not hear her swallowing. My breast do not get full so it is very hard to determine if she is getting what she needs. Last time I weighted her about a week ago she was 12.5lbs and she looks healthy. I will weigh her again tonight!
Here is her schedule: weekends BF only!!!!!
M-F Bed 7 and 8
10am 3.5oz bottle (pump about 2 -2.5oz)
1pm (same as 10am )
4pm (same as 10am)
9:30pm PUMP (2-2.5oz)
Any suggestion on how to increase milk production. I want to BF for the 1st year and I am really worried that I might not make it at this rate. Help Please!