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bad pumping day

Postby jessm » Tue May 15, 2012 8:43 am

I'm not having a very good pumping day. I usually get 6 ounces in my morning pump, and then another 6 ounces with my next 2 pumpings combined. I only got 4.5 this morning. gah. I am not sure why, whether its because my MIL is at my house (she stresses me out), I forgot to take my lactation vitamins and fenugreek, I'm tired (lil man has a cold) or because I only got to pump twice yesterday, whereas I usually pump 3x. Sigh. I hope I get back on my game tomorrow.
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Postby LaraE » Tue May 15, 2012 9:01 am

Dont get too discouraged. I find that my pumping output varies like that too.

Like yesterday i only got 6oz during my morning session, when i usually get around 8oz. I find that on Mondays for some reason i pump less, no idea why.

I'm pumping right now so hopefully i get 7 or 8oz this time. We'll see
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Postby jessm » Tue May 15, 2012 10:34 am

Thanks. I hope I can pump enough today. I HATE HATE HATE dipping into my stash.
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Postby jessm » Wed May 16, 2012 8:50 am

great, I'm pumping awful again today. :x :mad: :x
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Postby LaraE » Wed May 16, 2012 10:49 am

Ditto. My pumping output has been horrible all week. I'm maybe getting 10oz total for the day. I def dont pump enough to feed my daughter, dont have a back up stash, sO we've been supplementing with 1/2 formula while she's at daycare. The girl's got to eat!
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Postby jessm » Wed May 16, 2012 12:09 pm

Its killing me! I'm going to power pump this weekend. My usual output is 12 oz and he eats 8-12 while I'm gone. I do have a small stash though.
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Postby LaraE » Wed May 16, 2012 5:40 pm

Yeah today i got 9oz total. 9oz!!! Thats about what i normally get in just the morning session. I think lots of things are contributing to my decrease in supply. She's eating solids for 3 meals a day now. Stress at work. I got my first PPAF last month. She sleeps longer stretches at night (though not all the way throught, ugh, thats a different story lol)
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Postby victoria_1024 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:02 pm

Try not to worry about it (easier said than done, right?) because it can seriously be a dangerous cycle! The less I would pump, the more I would worry about not pumping enough, and then I'd pump even less the next day because I was so worried about needing to pump more.
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Postby 27jillfinallypreggo » Thu May 17, 2012 8:24 pm

I have had HUGE variations in the amount I get--try not to worry about it so much. Its much easier for me to say that this time than with DD but I have seen that both times its okay to dip into the freezer stash--that is what it is there for. Towards the end, I always had way more frozen that what I needed.

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Postby jessm » Fri May 18, 2012 5:05 am

I hope so. Yesterday morning I only pumped a little under 4 oz. ugh! I'm going to power pump on Sunday.
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Postby LaraE » Fri May 18, 2012 9:05 am

After crappy output all week, i FINALLY got a decent amount this morning
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Postby jessm » Fri May 18, 2012 11:25 am

I still only got 4 oz this morning, but I did get 4 oz at my lunch pump, which I usually only get 3. I hand expressed half an ounce afterwards though. Hmph. I will definitely be power pumping and making lactation cookies this weekend!
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