Josie - posted on 02/03/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi all - I need help big time. My little girl is just turning 7 months and I've been back to work since 3 months. I am losing my milk supply. Earlier I was able to pump 3 times a day and bring it back up, but now at this new company there have been times I have forgotten, and I really can only pump twice a day. They biggest problem though, is that it looks like this now: if I nurse at 7am, pump at 11am (get 7-8 oz), then pump at 3pm, I can try to get 4-6 oz at the time), and then I can feed her before bedtime at 7 or 8pm. But if I go past 3pm, there wont be enough time to replenish my milk and my baby will freak out at bedtime and demand more! The last time, I had to give her a bottle of expressed milk because I didnt have any left in my breasts!!!
Today, I nursed at 730am, pumped 7 oz at 12pm. And TOTALLY forgot to pump at 3pm because I was in meetings all day. Now, its 4pm and I refuse to pump because if I put my baby to sleep at 730pm, I wont have enough breastmilk for her. So now Im going almost 7-8 hours without pumping, to ensure she will get a lot in the evening.
BUT this is making my supply decrease. Can anyone offer any insight please? I cannot absolutely cannot supplement with formula because of allergies. She needs to be solely breastfed.