I posted this in the increasing supply forum, but figured I'd cross post here too since it deals with pumping.
I need some tips for increasing my supply during the day. My DD is 3 months old. I have a Medela Symphony. I typically feed my DD on the breast for the 5am and 7am feedings and she seems quite content with those. I work from 9am to 6pm M to F and pump 3 to 4 times while I'm at work. I turn on the let down mode (I don't know what you call it) 2 to 3 times during each session and I leave the pump on for 10 minutes after the last drops, but I'm not noticing any difference in output. I usually feed her on the breast again at 7:30pm and then right before bed and she's satisfied with each of these feedings. My output during the day is consistently 4 oz per session. My DH is a SAHD so he feeds her and I believe he is doing it correctly and not overfeeding - we've read the kellymom handout on how to bottlefeed. She typically eats every 2 1/2 hours (that's when she shows hunger signs). Lately though she's been showing hunger signs every 2 hours and her appetite is increasing. She was eating about 3 1/2 to 4 oz at a time and now it's either 4 oz every 2 hours or she wants 5 oz every 2 1/2 to 3 hours. I'm not making that much during the day! I could get up and pump in the middle of the night since she sleeps through the night now but I'd rather not do that unless I really have to. I eat oatmeal a few times a week. I can't take Fenugreek or anything with Fenugreek in it because it causes migraines for me. She's very healthy and gaining weight like a champ - wets and dirties are right where they should be. Any ideas? I'm envious of those who produce 6 or more oz a session and would love to get to that point.