I just have to say that I am SO jealous of the women who can pump like 5-6+ oz at a time!! Why do you think it is that some women can pump so much while others (like me) struggle to get 3 oz when both types of moms can nurse their LOs perfectly fine when not working?
My LO eats 14 oz while away from me. That is broken up into 4 bottles. I pump 4 x per day and am ALWAYS at least 2-4 oz short. I have to pump on weekends and pump at night, etc. in order to keep up, and I'm SO tired of it!! I keep thinking that if I could just cut down on pumping a bit, I would be perfectly happy keeping this up for another 4+ months, but pumping so much and so often just has me totally deflated and 4+ months feels like forever from now!
Then there are other women who can pump like 2 x per day and get more than enough for the next day plus they are adding to their freezer stash. After over 4 months of this with my DS and after 6+ months of it with my DS, I'm just going to admit it, I'm totally jealous!! I so wish I had a freezer stash of hundreds of ounces, so I could stop pumping at 11 months and still feed my LO BM.
There is absolutely no point to this post other than to just get that off my chest!! Who would have ever thought I would type the words "supply envy" and be referring to breastmilk?!!
and just to clarify, I'm not mad or annoyed by those women, just totally green with envy!