Re: Should I be concerned?
How much is he eating? If he's away from you for 12 hours, you can aim for 12 ounces, he should take 1 to 1.5 ounces an hour away from you.
Breast compressions. That's the way to go for me. I basically have to squeeze the heck out of my boobs the whole time. Actually, maybe I don't. But I figured out early on that the milk came out fast that way.
The thing with pumping longer every time is that your body will get the message to make more milk at that time, even if you don't have it right now.
Have you tried eating oatmeal? Are you pumping on your days off? Maybe if you could pump once a day on your days off you would feel less stressed about the amount you are producing on your days at work - which will also lead to you having more milk to pump while you are at work. Hope that made sense.
Sorry to ask you so many questions!!
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months