I went back to work when my son was 4 months old. I quickly found that I have to struggle to pump a much milk as his daycare providers say he needs. At 6 months old, he takes one 5 ounce and one 6 ounce bottle between 9 AM and 4 PM (plus some solids too). I am consistently .5 - 1 ounces short when I pump during the day, so I have to pump again after he's gone to bed to make up the difference.
I would think that I'm not making enough milk for him and need to increase my production. But what confuses me is that on the weekends he seems perfectly satisfied with how much milk he gets when he nurses. I eat oatmeal every morning, take blessed thistle and fenugreek, drink tons of water, and pump at the same time that he eats at daycare. What am I doing wrong?