Pumping 3x a day and milk imbalance
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|Thu, 08-02-2012 - 6:18pm|
My son will be 6 months next week (can't believe we EP'ed this long!!) However, just noticing a slight problem with my milk. I dropped down to 3 PPD about two weeks ago. (Was planning on quitting around the 6 month mark.) Now that I'm pumping only 3x, though, I've decided to take it alittle slower (with weaning) and just see how long I can hold on for. Here's my pump schedule:
6:30 am - 7: 30 am (1 Hour, Plus 10 min. at 8am just to get the last little bit of milk out)
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm (50 min)
9:30 pm - 10:10 pm (40 min)
So I'm pumping a total of 160 min a day which is more than enough. Also, I am getting 28 oz. a day, and used to get 30 oz. with 4x and 32 oz. with 5x. I don't think that decrease is too bad.
Anyways, on to my question! I have been noticing that my milk is clearer than usual, with that bluish tint. I've read that's the foremilk. Plus, when I put the milk in the fridge, I notice the thick layer of fat is way thinner than it used to be. He has green frothy poops every now and again but I never thought anything of it. I give him frozen and fresh milk daily so that could be why he has both normal and green poop. So, I've started to think I have too much foremilk. I feel like I'm pumping long enough, but have never been able to "pump til the last drop".
What can I do to fix the imbalance? (Please don't tell me to increase pumps! LOL, If I have to do that then I think I'll just quit right now.)