Hello moms! I've had pretty much every BF issue in the book (baby with tongue and lip tie, low supply as a result, then mastitis and oversupply) but have been happily nursing and pumping at work for nearly three months now. My son is nearly 6.5 months, and he's been exclusively breastfed, although we've introduced some baby cereal and fruits and veggies in the last 3-4 weeks.
Up until a week ago, my supply was awesome. I had 5+ extra oz every day, which was helping to build a freezer stash. Over the past week, both my son and I got some kind of stomach bug, and he went for a few days with about half of the milk he normally drinks. Now we're both back to normal, and I can meet his demand but my breasts are ALWAYS totally soft and when I tried expressing a bit of milk this morning, I only got a single ounce of milk, whereas normally I could get 3-6oz at that time of day.
Is this a normal adjustment or the beginning of the end? I would like to drop pumping at work to only once a day and continue to otherwise nurse at home and bring back whatever I pump, but I'm afraid of totally losing my milk if I don't ramp up the pumping. Am I worried over nothing? It wouldn't be the end of the world if we had to switch to formula, but i'd like to continue giving him at least some breastmilk for another 3-6 months if possible.