Hi there. I'm new to LLL posts, but LOVE all the support going on around here!
Here's my problem: my milk supply is dropping, as I see now is common with those of us that have to work and pump. I've seen the Stanford video everyone's posted that was totally and completely inspiring, and I was so sure that if I used those methods I'd just double my output...
Unfortunately, the whole breast massage/hand expression thing is extremely difficult when one has small breasts. I know, you'd think even a small-breasted gal would be larger when breastfeeding... still only maybe a small B cup when I'm totally engorged! So how on earth am I going to make what I need for my DD? She's almost 8 months old and I can only pump about 5 or 6 ounces in an 8 hour day (she usually drinks more like 7 or 8 -- we're doing solids twice a day also)! I don't have time to pump much more... usually twice, every once in awhile I can squeeze in a QUICK third pumping.
I've been on the fenugreek and mother's milk tea, and they worked for awhile, so I backed off on taking them, and now that I've started them again they're not working as well. Wanting to think about the prescription meds for milk supply, but hate the thought of taking medications and would love to make it work without them!
Any advice would be SOOOOOO appreciated!