I posted this in another forum and then remembered about this forum. Hope someone here can give me a few ideas.
I'm not sure whether I have a legitimate "problem" or not. I'm having a hard time trying to explain this, so please bear with me.
I'm not sure if I have a legitimate "supply" issue or if I'm just being paranoid. I'm exclusively pumping for my 4 month old twin boys for now. When I'm pumping, I'm getting anywhere from 6-12 ounces per session. I pump after almost all of their feedings. Usually one feeding I miss out on pumping because I'm either half asleep or my 2.5 year old needs me for something.
When the boys eat, each of them eats 4.5 ounces or more per feeding, so in my mind pumping 6 oz isn't going to keep them fed. I do realize that by now, my milk supply is sort of balancing out with their feedings, but I want to make sure that I'm producing enough and would ideally like to have maybe a little "extra" in storage. We had an incident not too long ago where my brand-new refrigerator stopped working and I lost two weeks worth of the boys' milk, which was a TON. At that time, I was pumping about 70+oz per day. Right now, I'm not sure what I'm producing.
Here's what I've tried so far:
*pumping after every feeding for as long as possible (or until my 2.5 year old needs me)
*power pumping when I can (which isn't often anymore)
*adding in additional pumping sessions when I can
*drinking plenty of water
*taking fenugreek/blessed thistle
*eating oatmeal (I haven't had it in a while since my idiot self bought the stuff that takes a long time to cook and I don't have that kind of time. )
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.