supply dwindling since dropping pumps!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-06-2010
supply dwindling since dropping pumps!
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Sun, 12-12-2010 - 10:25pm

i have been pumping every 5-6 hours for a week or so to get more sleep. I slowly increased from every 3 hours to every 6 over 3 weeks. I used to pump 3-5 oz every time and so it was about 20-25 oz a day. I use formula too, so was even freezing some. Now I noticed I am only getting 2-3 oz every 6 hours.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-14-2010
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 11:04pm
Dropping from every 3 hours to every 6 hours over 3 weeks doesn't sound slow to me. I know some moms can do it, but for sure not everybody. It is possible that your supply was still building at that point (you're 13 weeks pp, right?), so stretching the time between pumps just gave your body a signal to slow down on a milk production...to get your supply back you definitely have to start pumping more often. I don't think it will take long to see an increase since you are still pretty early in the process.