I'm worried that my body is quitting on me. I went from pumping ~15oz in 3 pumping sessions at work (10, 1:30, and 4:30) to barely pumping 8oz (this is with pumping for my entire 1 hour lunch break). DS doesn't always nurse in the a.m., and if he does, it usually just on one side. So, I have been pumping when I wake up b/c at least I get ~5oz out of that pump. I need to send 13.5oz of BM to daycare for DS, I'm barely getting that out of 4 pumping sessions.
Last night I tried to nurse DS in the evening, but he seemed very fussy w/ me and would latch and unlatch. I finally just took him off, but he still seemed hungry. I fed him some cereal and applesauce and he ate the entire jar and still seemed like he wanted more. We gave him a bath and about an hour later he seemed hungry again. I tried to nurse him again, but he did the same thing. He seemed very frustrated with me. I ended up giving him 3 oz of frozen BM, he slammed it and fell asleep. (I've never had to do this before.) He did nurse at 4 a.m. w/ no problem.
I realize that many people supplmnt w/ formula or frzn BM. I just feel like I'm failing at this. I'm doing everything I know to do. I eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, I drink nursing tea at least 2x a day, I take Fenugreek (3 pills, 3x's a day), I drink tons of water. I power pumped during lunch everyday last week (and yesterday). Nothing seems to make a difference.
I feel like I keep hearing that your body will provide for what the baby needs, but mine seems to be giving up. I know it's not the end of the world, but I'm having a hard time with this. I wasn't able to BF my first (not for lack of trying) and it was devastating. I was so happy it worked this time, but I was really hoping to make it to a year. Sorry this got so long, thanks for reading if you got this far.