This is my standard outcome after TWO pumping sessions in the office these days. And I'm already doing whatever I can based on tips from friends and the internet - fenugreek pills, drink more soup, drink more water etc etc.
Sometimes, I really feel like giving up. Sometimes, I get very discouraged (like when I heard a friend easily gets 7oz per session). Plus the time spent is really no joke - approx 30 minutes per session so that's almost two hours per day, on top of whatever else that's going on in my life. Plus the extra work of sterilizing the pump and packing the icepacks and pump parts every morning before work. I have asked myself so many times - "All that worth it for a few measly ounces??"
Then I tell myself that an extra oz that I can pump out is an extra oz of goodness for baby Erin.
Then I dutifully continue my routine. Wake up early to pump (then rush like mad to get ready for work), pump twice in the office and pump once more before bedtime. Hopefully, I can continue to be this disciplined a little longer. Each time I want to give up, I tell myself - "just go on for one more week".
So telling myself now ----- "One more week" !!! Try to reach Week 34!