A lot of working mothers
have trouble pumping or expressing as much as their baby is
eating during the day. Occasionally this is a problem of truly
insufficient supply, but more often the problem can be remedied
with more efficient pumping, smart scheduling, avoiding supply
busters, talking things over with your
childcare provider, and using your freezer stash wisely! Even if
your milk supply has decreased over the weeks or months you have
been working, it can always be rebuilt. You really can
provide as much breastmilk as you want to for your baby!
But first - why do you think you have a
supply problem? If it's because your baby is consistently
drinking more milk than you can pump - this is the page for you.
However, if it's because your doctor is concerned that your baby
is not gaining enough weight, you should read the information on
the growth curves page first. There may
not be a problem.
links below to learn more...
Increasing Milk Supply
Managing your Freezer Stash