I know, I know. I post about breastfeeding all the time. In my defense, this time I am freaking out. That's an understatement! When I pump at work, I almost always get 10-12oz, which has allowed me to build up a nice freezer stash that has barely been touched. Well, yesterday I was only able to pump 7oz, which is still good, but a drastic decrease from my normal pump output. So, I doubled my water intake today and got about the same. At the time, I'm not that upset about it because I figure something is just going on and I will build my supply back up no problem.
Until we got home.
I go to feed Cecily this evening and I can tell she's not getting much if anything. About an hour later, she wants to eat again and she just screams and she's not getting anything at all. I finally let Alan give her a bottle and I go to pump. Except that I don't get anything, not a drop, after pumping for 15 minutes. I also don't get anything when I try to hand express.
What. the. Heck?!
She ate normally this weekend and everything was fine. The only thing I can think of is that the steroids I've been on for my back have wreaked havoc on my hormones. Something like this doesn't just happen...does it?
We have been doing so awesome and I have been so proud of the fact that I have been able to exclusively breastfeed her. My goal is one year and I am determined to get there. However, my freezer stash won't last forever.