Re: Pumping with a 10 month old-Need Help!
Welcome, and congratulations on 10 months of breastfeeding!
It's great that you're taking More Milk Plus. However, that alone is unlikely to give you the results you're looking for. Pumping more frequently during the work day and doing some pumping when you are home with your baby, however, will probably do wonders for your supply.
You should also get your pump checked out. After 10 months of frequent use, it may be showing some wear and need some replacement parts.
If the above suggestions don't work, you should:
- Try using a better pump (think hospital-grade rental pump)
- Try power pumping (Pump both sides for 10 minutes, rest for 10, pump both sides for 10 minutes, rest for 10, and finally pump both sides for 10 minutes once more for a total of 30 minutes of pumping in an one-hour period. Power pumping is supposed to mimic the way a baby feeds and boosts supply during a growth spurt.)
- Drugs. As a last resort, Reglan (available in the US) and Domperidone (Canada and UK) are prescription drugs which can boost supply as a side-effect. Both have additional side-effects and are not right for every mom, so speak to your midwife or doctor before taking either one.
No, you won't dry up totally. Your body has a terrific internal clock, and will learn to make milk when it is required, and much, much less when it is not. You may be able to continue nursing part-time for many years, even if you quit pumping during the day.
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