Baby is almost 11 months old.
It does become more challenging to increase supply as a baby gets older but I would never say 'never'. As always the more you take from the breasts the more you stimulate the milk supply. If you decide to pump you may not see results for a week or more of consistent pumping.
What does she do if you try to bf during the day? Have you tried to bf while standing and swaying? Sometimes that works for older babies who are too busy to bf.
Good luck, keep us posted.
Kathy Kuhn IBCLC
iVillage lactation consultant
and Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, and Maura
Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte
For about 3-4 months she has literally just bit me.
Yeah she is :(
Well I tried pumping this morning and got almost an ounce and I actully felt a little let down
I usually recommend pump at least 10-15 minutes even if it seems like you are getting nothing and keep doing it faithfully for at least one week before expecting results. If you see any improvement at all that is a sign your body is willing to increase with some work.
If you are pumping for 15 minutes and still getting a flow of milk, pump until there is no flow and pump for about 2-5 minutes after you see any flow to signal the breasts to increase.
Kathy Kuhn IBCLCiVillage lactation consultant