So I think it might be my PISA! I'm going to call up customer support.
I have a Medela Freestyle from my first baby that I use now as my "travel" pump. I'm using it today and got way more output even though I previously found that I got more from my PISA than my Freestyle! Today I pumped 18 ounces again with my Freestyle!
It's that or my schedule... i pumped on a different schedule (out of neccesity) than I usually do. Could that impact output? My second pump was around 2 instead of 12.
I'm in awe of those of you who EP! This is just so hard! I tried to EP for my first and just couldn't do it for many reasons including that i hate pumping!
The time around, i have been able to BF directly which has helped me last this long. Plus in the beginning i had an oversupply and responded so well to the pump.
NOW I DON"T and it's just so stressful!! I try not to look a the bottles until my timer rings and just now I looked down expected 4-5 ounces to find 2.5!! My heart sank. This is just so stressful!
I eat a lactation cookie everymorning and have started drinking mothers milk tea throughout the day but neither seem to be halping me any right now. I went from pumping 18oz a day in 45 min to 12 in 60 minutes!
I eat enough (i think) and drink plenty of water plus those supplements but i just don't seem to be able to pump as much anymore.
I can't help but wonder if part of it is because LO drains me more when he drinks in the morning and i never quite recover from that (My first pump is 1-2 ounces less than it used to be). But still...
Sorry, i know I'm venting but it's really frustrating. Is he a year old yet? I need to hit that one year mark!! (want to hit it and then drop pumping but continue BF'ing...)
If you started fenugreek, how and when did you start it? How much did you take?
Rachel (a.k.a. The Analytical Mommy.com and @analyticalmommy on IG)
I'm just trying to make sense of things :-)