Ok, this will sound stupid but I was sick and had to take pseudoephedrine - did not nurse baby while taking it but did pump to try to keep supply up. Before getting sick I had over supply so I have been a milk donor. My baby only likes to nurse when my breast are full and the flow is fast. I pump after her feedings to keep the supply up. After being sick my supply is barely enough to keep her happy. Unfortunately, since my supply is down to "just enough" she is a fussy nurser. She will latch on and suckle twice and then pull off and scream. This happens again and again until letdown occurs. When letdown is flowing well she nurses and is happy but as soon as it starts to slow down she screams and pulls off again. If is frustrating both of us and I can't imagine doing this long term.
I nursed my first baby for almost 2 years and this one is only 6 months old. She acts like she is trying to self wean and I really would be sad is she weaned at 6 months. I had decided that I would nurse her until she self weans just as I did with my first LO. Sure, it would be much easier on me not to pump at work but not this soon!
Is there anything I can do to get my oversupply back again?
I want to nurse my baby. I want to donate extra milk to NICU babies. I do not want to wean this early. Help....Please!