I'm new here, and hope someone can help me with a few challenges!
My DD is 7.5 months, and started dc part-time about a month ago. I started sending her to dc with about 6-8 oz of EBM a day... Between what I pumped and some milk I had stored up, I always had enough. Unfortunately, after about a week at dc, she started refusing to drink while there, waiting instead for me to pick her up so she could nurse. But this week, she started dc from 7:30 to about 3 or 3:30... She is just drinking 0.5 to 1.5 ounces a few times during the day... she still nurses 4 or 5 times when she's home, but should I be concerned about her milk intake?
My other challenge is pumping. When she was just in daycare during the mornings, I managed to pump enough in 2 or 3 sessions during the day for her to get 6 or 8 oz of milk. I typically only get about 3 oz per session, and that's going through several let-downs.
How do I increase my pumped milk quantity? I'm still working from home for now, so my shedule is pretty flexible for now. But I also want to be realistic about the fact that I am returning to my office next month, where I won't be able to pump more than a couple of times a day.
Any help would be very, very much appreciated! I'm quite determined to pump for my baby while I'm away from her, but wow... this is all harder than I thought it would be!