Re: Not producing Hindmilk
Since you were making 5 oz/pump session at one point, I don't think the LC was necessarily wrong about what was going on. But block feeding can change things in a hurry, sometimes faster than you expect.
I wouldn't panic yet. Seeing pump output drop isn't necessarily an indication that you're in a crisis situation- there are a lot of reasons why pump output can diminish and the baby is almost always better at getting milk out of the breast than the pump is. So you might be getting .25-1 oz per pump, but odds are that the baby can get 2 or even 3.
The best things you can do if you suspect low supply are:
1. Feed on demand
2. Offer the breast whenever possible
3. Pump in addition to nursing
4. Watch diaper output- if it remains normal, everything is okay
5. Resist the temptation to supplement, but if you feel you must supplement, use pumped milk instead of formula (it digests quicker, leading to shorter intervals between nursing sessions, and it means you need to pump to match your supply to the baby's need)
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