My LO is 7 mo and I have been back to school (I teach) since mid August which means that I am pumping most of the time and nursing in the afternoons & on weekends. Slowly but surely my ability to keep up with her intake is getting more difficult. When I started back to work, I was pumping at least 16 ounces at work, sometimes more. She was taking in about 12 at that time, so it was great! Within a few weeks, I was down to pumping 14 ounces. Now, she takes 4 bottles (I'm putting 3.5 ounces in each one) and I am struggling to keep up. I was pumping in the morning while getting ready and then once at school. Here in the last week my schedule has changed to this:
pump at 6 - get about 3 ounces
pump at 8 - get about 2 ounces
pump at 1130 - get about 4 ounces
pump at 245 - lucky to get 1-2 ounces
pump at 9pm - get about 3 ounces
I am cutting it so close that I am really getting concerned. I am pretty sure that I need to put that extra half an ounce in her bottles which would mean I should be pumping 16 ounces. I started Fenugreek about 2 days ago.
Anyone have any other ideas or do I just need to be patient and supplement with frozen until it adjusts? I think I have about 15 frozen bags.