Elizabeth - posted on 05/15/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
i am working full time and have been able to pump enough to have back up milk and milk for my daughter during the day at daycare. i feed her in the morning, go and feed her at lunch and then at night we co-sleep and on most weekends she is feeding from me as much as possible. she is now 7 and a half months...started some solids at dinnertime but seems to be having a growth spurt and i am concerned that i am not going to have enough milk (pumped) to provide for her during the daytime when we are apart. we have been pretty steady at her eating 13 ounces a day in addition to my feeding her in the morning, at lunch and then at night.
so, i think i have a good supply it is just i can't pump enough...i know if we were together during the day it would be fine but i am pumping every 2 hours (sometimes 1.5 hours when i can at work) and have been making it work but with this growth spurt or whatever it is she seems to need 5 more ounces a day so 18 ounces total pumped milk a day and i just don't think i can swing it .
so, my question is...have you used herbs/meds to up milk production? if so, what was your experience like?