Hello all! I'm sorry this is so long...
I have a beautiful baby girl who was born at 33 weeks and 3 day. She is now six weeks old. Unfortunately, I have to return to work on Tuesday.
I have no idea how to maintain and increase as I will be at work at least 8 hrs a day throughout the week.
I'm taking Fenugreek to help with my supply and I'm trying to pump every 3 hrs. But I never get more than 30 mg from my "good" breast and about half that from the other when I pump.
I had a really hard time w/ the bf process and it was extremely painful up until last wkend week and then...
as of 3 days ago she has been gassy and seems to get frustrated and pulls away from my breast w/o letting go of my breast.
This ends with me having to break suction and start over. It's been a painful few days. Finally this morning I decided to stop bf and pump until my lactation appt. on Monday.
I would be grateful for any advice you ladies could give.
Right now I feel frustrated and a little defeated. She was in the NICU for 3 weeks so really I've only had 3 weeks with my baby. I'll be off and with her baby for the summer so I really just need to make it through to the end of May at work.