I started with exclusively pumping on Medela Hospital grade until LO was 10 weeks. After I started nursing, I always had OS. It took several months to get comfortable. At 7 mo LO started getting distracted, nursing shorter etc. Then I introduced a couple of bottles, to give me a little free time. I was nursing four times a day, then LO decided he only would nurse once, or twice a day, and my supply plumeted. He has been going through this thing where he doesn't want to nurse at all, which has gotten worse than when he was just distracted and barely nursing. I could tell from my supply decreasing that he was not nursing near as long, and was concerned about his intake. I introduced formula, and he got sick and had an ear infection. I think this is the culprit, he has never been sick before, and he is now 8 1/2 mo.
So, I want to get him back to the breast, but we are having issues, so I am trying to pump. Yesterday I pumped four times. Today, he has nursed once and I have already pumped twice. I am going to do so again at noon. When I used to exclusively pump, I pumped 6 times during the day, and once at night because I couldn't sleep comfortably. I produced 40-45 oz a day. Now I would be happy with 15-20. I don't know why I can't get supply up at all with the double pumping. In Sept, Dh had surgery, and I pumped twice instead of nursing that day, and my supply went through the roof. What has happened? I am so nervous about going overkill on pumping, I don't want to be OS like before! Where is the happy medium?