Y’all, I’m just going to say it.
I hate pumping.
I love nursing, but going back to work means pumping during the day, and I. hate. it.
It’s been five weeks since I went back to work, and I have had pumping issues for most of the time. My supply dipping, my pump dying, renting a hospital grade while I waited on insurance to send a new one and now my latest issue, my milk doesn’t seem to let down with the pumping.
Like at all.
I’m at my wits end.
I’ve called lactation. I’ve taken fenugreek. I’ve eaten lactation cookies.
It’s just not going well.
Anyone have any advice to offer? Ways you were able to keep your supply up?
Updated to add this: I have no problem with supplementing formula if I need to. With Elias I started supplementing at 5.5 months and Adeline at 6 months because I couldn’t keep up. But the no let down thing is really driving me crazy because the milk IS there!
This mama thing isn’t easy, is it?