Day 32: 1/30/14
I just pumped 3.5 oz. Not my norm for the past several days, but Elly nursed on both sides, I forgot to take my Levothyroxine yesterday (bad, I know), and I don't think I even remembered to take any of my MotherLove tincture.
I did, however, remember to drink some Mothers Milk tea about 45 mins ago.
I almost didn't pump just now (yes, I should be sleeping right now; Liam will wake for his first bottle in just a few hours). I'm soooo exhausted. I figured since Elly nursed on both sides, maybe it had emptied me enough to still trigger a 'fill up' by morning...? I didn't want to chance it, though. I've worked way too hard! So, by the time I laid Elly in her crib, some of the Head-bobbin'-Eye-rollin' craziness had disappeared. So, I sat and pumped --and then the Head-bobbin'-Eye-rollin' started back up again. So badly that I was startling myself awake from my head falling foward. haha! I didn't pump very long.
It was quite a bit easier to 'want' to pump during the day today. I had a clogged duct on my right side up until the evening. All because my morning was so messed up...
Instead of my 'usual' wake up routine: wake up to feed Liam, pump (normally 14-16oz) while Liam drinks his bottle, nap while Liam naps, wake when Elly wakes, nurse elly, pump again two hrs later...
This morning went like this:
Wake to feed Liam. Liam napped (drank up in record time and couldn't stay awake), so I napped, too. Elly woke about 2 hrs later, ready to nurse. She drank LOTS, since I hadn't yet pumped. I finally pumped about 4 hours after waking for the first time in the day. And of course, I didn't get my usual 14-16 oz 'morning supply', since I let her nurse first and then pumped super late.
That really threw my whole pumping routine off. My milk-makers did NOT empty out correctly. It caused a clog to begin. Pain. Fullness that wouldn't completely empty out. But a very happy and full Elly. hehe.
Even with how "off" everything felt today, I am so thankful to God. I'm finally back to where I was back in October!! I have to pump at least 5x's a day, BUT I'm still pumping out what Liam's daily needs, plus more on most days!! Praise God!
Today's total: 24 oz; Pumped 3x
Read more about my journey:
- Increasing my milk supply (#3) Days 1-29
- Increasing milk supply (#3), Day 30.
- Increasing milk supply (#3), Day 31
- Increasing milk supply (#3), Days 49-56