Megan - posted on 06/16/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
Need advice from other pumpers out there- my son is 3 weeks old and he has some oral motor difficulties (we're working on some physical therapy to help his problems, but we won't see results for 3 weeks or so) and cannot feed exclusively at the breast. I've been pumping this whole time, every two hours, and suddenly my supply has dropped. I was getting about 2 ounces per pump until a couple of days ago- now it has dropped to half that. And most of what I get is from the right breast- the left only lets down at most a quarter ounce. I don't know what else to do- I'm taking motherlove more milk plus capsules and staying on a strict pump every 2 hours regimen, but still my supply seems to be dropping. To make matters worse, my son is apparently going thru a growth spurt and is suddenly eating twice what he was a few days ago. I was able to feed him throughout the day and supplement with formula just a couple times a day, but now he's getting more formula than breastmilk because I just can't keep up. Anyone else have this problem? What do I do?