I have decided to give up on pumping. I am getting on average 3-6 ounces a day, pumping 3x a day, at least 15 mins each time. No matter what I do (increase water/calories/try to 'relax'/fenugreek/nurse extra on the weekends) I cannot seem to increase my pumping output. Honestly, it's mentally draining me. I'm already teetering on the edge of my sanity dealing with the death of my mom, stressful work situation, and just trying to raise LO.
I just can't do it anymore. I wish it could have been on my terms (I was planning to wean off the pump at 12 months anyway, and try to continue nursing in the AM & PM), but it looks like it's happening a little earlier than I planned. Hopefully my supply still cooperates and lets me nurse in the AM & PM still.