So I've noticed a bit of a drop in my supply. I'm doing my best not to freak out about it (I've got PPD and my early-on difficulties with supply and BFing in general made it so much worse when I first had DS). I work full time so I pump 3 times a day at work, plus I pump first thing in the morning (DS sleeps until 7:30 - I'm at work at 7:30). So the schedule is: 6 - 6:30am morning pump (I would get about 7-8 oz out of this pump); 9:30 - 10am mid-morning pump (anywhere from 4 to 5 oz this pump); 12:45 - 1:15 early afternoon pump (about 4 to 5 oz this pump); and finally 4pm late afternoon pump (about 3 1/2 to 4 oz this pump). Once I get home (usually around 5ish) I feed DS his solids and he has some boob about 40 mins after that. Then we nurse right before bed, usually around 8:30 - 9pm and then he's down until 7:30 am. I always pump right before bed (usually around9:30 or 10pm) and top off any bottles I deem necessary to do so. I usually get anywhere from 1 1/2 oz to 2 oz this pump because DS has just nursed.
Yesterday and today, however, my morning pump only yielded 6 oz. Yesterday my mid morning and early afternoon pumps yielded 4 oz each and my late afternoon pump only yielded 2.5 oz.
Now, I should add that I take fenugreek and up until a few days ago, blessed thistle (I'm waiting for my re-order to come in). I'm hoping this dip in supply is due to not having the blessed thistle and not a sign of things to come. How else can I up my supply? Any suggestions?
P.S. I just want to add - this message board has saved my sanity more than once. You ladies all rock my world!