I am not getting enough milk!
February 26, 2007 1:54am CST
My 11 month old son still nurses. I just recently went back to work, so I need to pump. Well On friday my co-worker made me feel ashamed of breast feeding. I know it wasn't her intention, and I am probably overreacing, but ever since then I am barely getting enough milk. It is a quater to 12 and I only have 2 oz to give to my son. I have tried to relax, but I just can't seem to unwind. Is there anybody else who might be going through the same thing? Thank you.
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26 Feb 07
I nursed my daughter until she was just over 1 year. I too had to use a pump when I went back to work. Unfortunately, you only produce what is needed. I would have to build up the milk supply by regularly expressing both sides right after she finished. While it may only be an extra ounce or so, done regularly, you can get at least a few extra feedings over a weeks time. Decreased milk production is not all a bad thing after 11 months. It should make it easier to dry up when he's weaned. The first two days after stopping was miserable for me. I felt like I was going to pop. After two days though, no more leaks, after a week, all dry without medication.
27 Feb 07
You should feel good that you are trying to continue for his sake, don't worry about what otherr people think you are trying your best for your child and he is more important than whatever they may think. I went back to work when my oldest son, now 7 was 5 months old, I used to express in a morning after ha had fed and then fed him whnen I got home, if there was not enough my mum used to make up formula for him and give him baby rice etc because he was starting on food by then. It was really hard, allowing the extra time in a morning but as it can be fridged for 24 hours I usde to try and do some last thing at night too, it was really hard as I could only go in the tiolets at work to express and the thought of sitting in my car to do it just didn't seem nice at all. Eventually I stopped expressing my 1/2 hour lunch away, forget about other people and just do whatever feels right for you!