There I was, keepin' on keepin' on, pumping every 2-3 hours (with a longer stretch at night for rest) and building my milk supply, watching it slowly grow ... I ordered some fenugreek to help it along even more and was patiently waiting for it to arrive ... when the latest bump in the road happened:
MASTITIS!! NOT FUN!
But what really has me worried is what awaits me in the near future:
First, my mom leaves in 2 weeks, which means I won't have the luxury of having someone else feed/change/comfort LO while I pump ... that will more than likely affect my current schedule of pumping every 2-3 hours.
Second, work starts in 3 weeks, and then I DEFINITELY will only be able to pump about 4 times a day. (5 if I am lucky)
So here's my question (finally):
Do I need to gradually wean from 7-8 times a day down to 4? Or just wait until D-Day and drop sessions "cold turkey"? I've got 2 weeks to get the weaning process underway if I need to ... otherwise I'll just pump like a crazy woman until my mom leaves??