I have a three month old and I was producing a lot of milk but these last few weeks I started working just a couple days a week but I think being away from him for several hours and not feeding him until I got home slowed my production.... Now when I try to pump during the day I only pump about an once.... And I feel like he isn't getting enough when I feed him because he seems to remain hungry. If I'm drying out can I re-produce the milk I had before? I continue to feed him but I don't know how long it will take to notice.
You can get your production back up. Ways to do this are when with him nurse him as frequently as he wants. Even if he's not getting anything and just sucking it will signal your body to make more. When away from him make sure you are pumping every couple hours, continue to pump for a few minutes after milk has stopped coming out, this too will signal your body it needs to produce more. Make sure you are staying well hydrated. I have heard many women say that oatmeal can help increase milk production. There are herbal supplements that are said to help. I personally have taken the supplement fenugreek and I felt it help my production a lot. Fenugreek is related to nuts and shouldn't be taken if you have a nut allergy. Good luck. I hope some of this helps.
For me staying hydrated was huge. I have heard others on this site using Fenugreek to boost their supply. I have heard of eating oatmeal to increase production. My supply always seems to take a hit when I get my period - could that be the case for you? Be sure to stay consistent at work, pump for as much as you can, as often as you would feed the baby if you were home (every 2/3 hours if possible).
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