Yet another breastfeeding post. I know, I'm sick of them too.
What am I doing wrong? The Targo, in his amazing kindness, bought me a really nice breast pump. I say he bought it because it was while I was on the unpaid portion of maternity leave. Really, I guess we bought it. Anyway, it's the Avent Isis Duo. The main reasons I selected this pump are 1) it's the same brand as our bottles, and 2) it has received really great reviews.
When I first came back to work, I carved out three times per shift to pump. I decided to pump more frequently for shorter times to mimic my nursing schedule with Nathan. I was doing okay, getting an ounce or three each time. It took me two weeks to build up three days' worth of daycare supply. And boom ... it was gone.
I've found it increasingly difficult to get away even twice per day. But, I've been trying. I'll pump about three hours into my shift and then about an hour before I go home. Even then, I'm only getting one to three ounces. Some days I leave work with less than four ounces and I want to cry.
I have a nice comfortable chair, it's fairly quiet, and really, no one cares if I'm gone 20 minutes (I usually eat lunch at my desk ... so this is my "time away".). But for some reason, I can't relax. And maybe that's the problem.
Working, breastfeeding moms: Did you have this problem? Am I a freak? I have a chunk for a kid, so my supply is obviously okay. Do I need to call the La Leche League crisis line? Any advice is welcome.
(I may talk about this a lot, but I don't talk about diapers.)