My 7 week old son had a rough week, he was constipated for two days... he was very upset, and not feeling well, so his feedings were probably about 5 minutes each ... and since he wasn't feeling well it was difficult for me to force him to finish a feeding.
This went on for two days. I didn't have time to pump - since I was constantly with him, either nursing, whenever he wanted, which probably 5 minutes or so every hour or two... now, it seems that my supply is lowered.
I started block feeding last week because I had an OALD... now I feel like there is not enough milk now He has a ravenous appetite now since he is feeling better and I don't feel like I can satisfy him.
Is it possible that it is lower in two days because of this? If I continue to nurse him often, even if he doesn't get as much, can I build up the supply soon?
I have been trying to pump the past few days occasionally to get used to the pump, since I am going back to work FT in a week. (I posted a pumping question also in the pumping category because I am afraid I won't be pumping enough for him during the day - and I don't have much of a supply in my freezer!)
Thanks! It's kind of a long post but I have been worried. (And I know that stress is bad for the milk production - so I have been trying NOT to worry! )