Why my milk supply became low when I go back to work?
Breastfeeding is all about supply and demand like the others have said. If your baby (or the pump) isn't demanding it.... your breasts will not supply it. Can you add in another pumping session during the day, so that you are pumping at least 3 times while away from baby? Nurse as often as he will take it when the two of you are together.
Janelle - posted on 03/29/2012
they had something on the doctors show last week about breastfeeding and working. it's all about supply and demand. you may want to consult a lactation specialist to see how to up the supply if you wish to continue breastfeeding.
Amy - posted on 03/29/2012
What Michelle said but I would like to add when I returned to work and my supply started decreasing I realized that while I was at work I wasn't drinking and water. I was going all day without it, so what I ended up doing is buying 2 1litre bottles of water and filled them each day before work, my goal was to drink them both each day even if I didn't feel thirsty, after that I didn't really have a Monod issue with supply.
Michelle - posted on 03/29/2012
It's all supply and demand. If your baby isn't breastfeeding as often your body will slow down production. A baby is also more effective at emptying the breast than a pump so even though you were pumping during the day your body thinks that baby doesn't need as much.
Hnin Hnin - posted on 03/28/2012
I had been breastfeeding my baby since he was born. Now my baby is 4 month old. I go back to work when he was nearly 3 month. Till that time I have plenty of milk for him. When I go back working, I express my milk at least 2 times a day at work and get average 2 oz or more in quantity. I can only breastfeed him at night and he took formula at day times. Now the supply is becoming lower and lower. I m afraid it's gonna stop soon. Sometimes I don't even need to express my milk for all day. When my baby had my breast milk at night, I was always thinking that is there enough milk for him? So I need suggestions on this and pls reply me asap. :-(
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