Kelly - posted on 08/13/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I'm breastfeeding my daughter (8 1/2 months) and plan to continue until she weans herself. I started pumping when she was about 3 weeks old. I had great success, usually getting around 200ml in a session before I went to bed. I'd also occasionally pump after her feeds & get 50mls or so. When she turned 4 months everything changed.
I am aware that around this time the production of milk is no longer controlled by hormones but by actually feeding. I noticed my breasts no longer got that "full" feeling. I just haven't been able to get anything with my pump (lucky if I can get 20mls). It's only for the occasional bottle if she's being looked after but I'd really like to have EBM rather than formula if I can.
Is this normal? Has anyone else had problems?