Shante - posted on 02/15/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I pump exclusively and have since my son was born...I actually did the same for my older DD and DS with no problems. with my DD I pumped until she was 6mos and had more than enough milk the entire time (fed her for an additional month off of frozen stuff only)
When i had my newest baby (in October), I had similar milk supply (I have a freezer full of extra milk). But when I came back to work, even though i am pumping 5xs a day for 20-30min each time (he eats 6-6oz bottles a day) and I am drinking around 80-100oz of water a day, my milk supply keeps slowly dropping. I am now not making enough to feed him and am using up that frozen milk quickly.
any thoughts or suggestions as to what I can do to help increase my supply. My OB gave me a medication that can help increase it, but I am having some reactions to it and dont really want to be on a medication while feeding him the breast milk.
All thoughts and suggestions welcome!!! THANKS