DS is 9 months old and I've been back to work and pumping for 6 months now. It went great at first, I was pumping more than he was eating while I was gone, about 15-18 ounces in two 10-15 minute pumping sessions. But over the last month and a half I've watched my supply dwindle down to 10-14 ounces. I'm just barely keeping up with him now. I don't get what's different. He still wakes up at night so he usually nurses at least once, usually 2 times in the night. Then I nurse him in the morning before I go to work and at least 3 times between when I get home from work and bedtime. I haven't changed anything about how I'm pumping either. I've been going for walks on my lunch breaks, and then pumping and eating a quick meal on my afternoon break but I've been doing this for the last 4 months. Could it be possible I'm not eating enough protein or something like that? I'm really racking my brain to try and figure out what's going on. I'm sure stress could be playing a role and I'm trying to minimize it as much as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm really committed to making it to 12 months.
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8/31/10 at 8:29pm