Meghan - posted on 04/15/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My daughter will be 10 months on Friday. I have been breadfeeding her since she was born and absolutely love it. I work from home so I am able to nurse. I did recently start going into our office one day a week and my mom watches her. I send breastmilk for her to have during the day. However, when I pumped the first day back in the office I pumped and I got barely 2 ounces. I thought that maybe it was because I wasn't used to the pump so I wasn't too woried. The second day back (last Monday) I pumped for almost 30 minutes on both sides and didn't even get a 1/2 an ounce! This is really worrying me. My daughter is also much less interested in nursing now. I really don't want her to wean yet. She has been on solid food for about 3.5 months now and is a very good eater. She eats three times a day and gets a little bit of juice mixed with water and a few snacks (Gerber puffs). She is a very happy baby.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get her interested in nursing again and build my supply back up? Her pediatrician suggested giving her formula if she weaned before 11 months. But I don't want to give her formula because I really want her to nurse for at least a year.