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Each time I've pumped today I've only gotten 2-3 oz. Normally I get 3-6 oz.!
What's up with that? DS has been teething lately so he's not nursing as much as he was, but I'm still pumping pretty much the same number of times each day. I usually pump 3 times, but some days I get too busy and can only pump 2 times. I've always done this though with no problems.
DS is now 6 months old. Is it common to have a change in supply at this time? SHouldn't my supply be getting larger though as DS grows?
At night, when we nurse, he's been only taking from one side at a time (doesn't have one side he prefers over the other, just seems to want to stop when it's time to switch sides.) He just pops off and sits up. If I try to re-latch him he gets mad and I can clearly tell he doesn't want to nurse that side.
I have a feeling this is the reason the supply is down now. Is it common for the supply to go down during teething, does it recover by itself or do you have to pump more to make up for it?