I am ep'ing as my son has a very weak latch and I have not had the support to find the time to try and correct this. He is 3.5 months old and I am now under heaps of pressure to stop this as I am exhausted.
I am pumping 7 times a day and my son is feeding 7/8 times a day and had been providing plenty for his needs. The pressure started when people quietly wondered whether I could reduce to 6. I explained that this would reduce the supply at which point the whole "well you are tired, baby has had the best of it," etc etc etc.
It was at this point where I started to feel under so much pressure from my husband and parents that my production went way down , I am now in floods of tears all the time and at the point where i am pumping for an hour or so to try and get a decent volume, and not getting more than 5oz where my son is taking 8oz per feed. I have noticed that my breasts are taking longer to feel full so can only assume supply is dwindling in real terms as well as in "let down" terms.
My husband is offering less support at weekends so I am unable to recharge and this is obviously affecting my energy levels, contributing to the problem, combined with the fact he now arranges visitors and trips "for family time" which eat even more into my pumping time.
No amount of discussing the mechanics of supply/demand seem to work - all they do is pile on more negativity - negativity for a situation which was tough but doable and now seems impossible.
Is there anything I can do in this situation or am I doomed?