Myetta - posted on 10/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
So i work 40-45 hours a week and am away from my 6 month old from 6 am till about 5 pm. She usually doesn't nurse until about 7 pm then I'll give her solids, a bath, then nurse her to sleep. She'll wake up once or twice and nurse, then in the morning around 5:15 she'll nurse for a little bit.
When i pump I only ge tlike6 ounces out total, I've taken fenugreek and dirnk the mother's milk tea, hoping to build up a supply for her at the daycare...but nothing works...I sometimes am able to sneak in a quick pump session when i get home if she's asleep and my other kids don't need me.
My question is will my supply stay how it is, and be there when she needs it * weekends and evenings* or will it eventually dry up because I don't relaly pump every single day every 2 hours...with my job i really can't. get the 15 minute break free, but everytime after that I have to basically take and just not be paid for it...and then battling the other moms here for the breastfeeding rooms, and between meetings nad such. I'm at a loss of what to do.
Ideally I'd like to just nurse my baby when we're togethe rand she drink the 2-3 formula bottle while at daycare...I just want my supply safe.
sorry it's so long