Lindsay - posted on 01/24/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Anyone having trouble keeping the pumping routine at home? I generally pump twice a day at work. For the first couple of months I pumped first thing in the morning, two to three times at work, when I got home, and then before I went to bed. I was also nursing my daughter whenever she wanted. I had like three grocery bags full of milk at all times in the deep freeze. But since the holidays, Thanksgiving on, I can't get back in the groove. I do well at work because there are set times, but at home it seems like there is never a good time. Plus I would just rather nurse when we are together. The problem is I would like to keep her on breast milk until she is a year old. I know I can supplement with formula but I would really rather not. Now instead of having three grocery bags full of milk at any given time I only have one in the freezer. And when I pump I don't seem to be getting as much milk. I really don't want to stop producing.
Anyone else have similar issues. Were you able to increase your milk supply by pumping more. I thought I might be able to just make myself pump first thing in the morning and right before bed.