My LO is 4 months old, and I've been back to work and pumping away for 2 months now. I get 3 15 minute sessions per day. I am doing compressions during pumping. For the first 5,6 weeks, we were very well matched--whatever he went through would be the volume that I brought home that day, or I'd even produce a little more. But for the last 2 or 3 weeks, he's been catching up to me! My freezer stash is just about gone. It now seems that he needs 3 more oz ever day than what I've been providing.
Last week I did do one 3 am pumping when I was going to be away from him for 14 hours the next day(and he would've gone hungry). Today, I did pump on the way to work, but just managed to pump the usual total volume for the day. (Just pumped less in that first session)
Should I try doing the "on the way to work" pumping session every day? If so, how long before I may see an increase in my total daily volume? I am eating a bowl of oatmeal everyday. I also made the lactation bars-yum.
If it may take just a few days to catch up, that's fine. I don't want to introduce fenugreek, or teas and up the supply too much. I battled with OALD in the beginning, and it still causes issues sometimes.