I am new to the board but have been lurking around for quite some time. This forum helped me a lot with my breastfeeding journey & I am grateful to everyone for this.
A little background here - I am a FTWM who are breastfeeding my 14 month old daugther. I pump 4 times at work - 8.15am, 11.30am, 3.00pm & 5.30pm (need to pump this much to get enough quota to send to babysitter for the next day). My normal pump output will be 16 to 18oz per day & my daugther takes about 16oz at the babysitter. When I am home, I nurse & dont bottle feed or pump.
Lately I noticed my supply have dropped quite a lot & I have been dipping into my freezer stash. I understand with periods & all my supply will drop but even after my period, I still cant make enough to cover back whatever I've been taking from my freezer stash (normally I will send 12oz "fresh" EBM + 4oz frozen EBM to babysitter to rotate my stash). On some days I can only get 12oz from my pump sessions (which is kinda depressing cos I dont have a great supply to begin with). It's fluctuating every now & then & it's driving me crazy. I'm taking Mother's Milk Tea & it does help a little.
Do you think I should add another pumping session at night? My daugther is not very good with solids yet (she "takes" 2 solids meal per day at babysitter)& I am a bit nervous about the shrinking freezer stash.
Appreciate any advice.