Hello! First of all, thank you for all and any advise you may give me.
I have a 7 mo son, who so far has been EBFed. I am a FT WOHM. I usually pump once in the am before the baby wakes up, then twice at work. I pump for 20-30 mins with double electric pump. He needs 18 oz to go to daycare (tried 15 in the beginning, but it wasn't enough). Recently, over the last one-2 weeks, I have noticed that I am unable to pump 18 oz. I used to be able to get 20-22 oz daily, so that I can even store some, and now I get about 14-16 oz. I have exhausted my freezer supply. I had to give him formula once so far, and only 2 oz. This past week, I have been off, and we nursed a lot more, so I hope that helped. But also today I got a very unpleasant surprise - my period has returned. With my older son, that didn't happen until I weaned him at 22 mo. I'm really wondering if something is going on that is causing me to lose my supply? Back to work next week, and I will try to pump 3 and may be even 4 times at work if I can. But why would I get a period? He did start on solids about 4 weeks ago, but he still takes his 3 bottles at daycare during daytime so I am not sure what is going on.