Milk Production Diminishing

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caseyann - November 3

Hi Ladies. I have been br___t feeding my son since birth and he just turned 7 weeks old. I have been back to work for almost 4 weeks now. My work currently allows me to split up my hour lunch into two half hour intervals and go home (I live right behind my work) and feed the baby. I feed him right before I go to work and then back about 4 hours later, then 3 hours and home within 2 1/2. I also pump a bottle the night before to feed him during the 4 hour stretch because this is too long for him to go. I try to pump after each feeding when I am home, I am unable to do during my 2 feedings during the day though because I only have 1/2 hour. I had stored a few bags of milk in the freezer but my concern is that I cannot get enough out with a pump now. I only pull about 1 to 1/2 ounces from each br___t each pump. I have tried getting new pumps, and am using electric pump. I am eating oatmeal and drinking lots of water. I know the baby is eating well... he was 9 pounds even when he was born and when weighed a few days ago he was 11 lbs 13 oz. Another concern is that my work place is moving buildings in about 2 weeks and they had said I no longer will be able to split my lunch up so I will only be able to come home once a day. I will need to pump more, but I am afraid I will not be able to make enough supply and it is so important for me to br___t feed, the difference already in just 7 weeks is trully amazing, he is such a healthy boy! Any info, suggestions or experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ladies!!

 

wv_red - November 4

Hi Casey you know if you live in the US it is law that you get an hour lunch and 2 15 min breaks a 8 hour day. Also they have to allow you to pump there at work even if its in a small room, but NO bathroom. Check out this site w w w . ncsl .org / programs / health / b___st 50 .htm with out the spaces of course, but you are making the best choice for your baby, I would do everything I could to make sure that i didnt have to stop! Good luck! Let me know how it goes!

 

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