Too much hind milk???

by Kimberley Blakelock
(Auckland NZ)

Hi, your website is fantastic and I owe you my sanity!!

I have an issue though. My son is now 4 months old and I'm back at work this week. For a few weeks now I have been " trying " to stock up on stores milk for daycare and I'm just having no success anymore!

I used to make enough, like 100ml a breast with a good foremilk hindmilk balance but its just hopeless now!

I'm eating right, drinking lots of water, taking supplements and expressing as often as I was feeding when my son was really little.

He's been sleeping through the night since he was 2 and 1/2 months but I set alarms to get up in the night and express! He drinks 3 bottles of 150ml a day at daycare but it takes me 3 expressing sessions at work to get 1 bottle of 150!

And the weird thing is I don't seem to be getting any foremilk anymore... It's all the thicker whiter hindmilk... I just don't know what I'm doing wrong!! I don't feed my son in the afternoon and evening because he just gets so frustrated with my lack of supply so I express and he has formula.

So it takes me all day, the afternoon and evening and through the night to get him his 3 day bottles!! The only time he gets the breast is first thing at around 5am when he wakes up.... I think that's everything.

Oh and I use a milk flow homeopathic oral spray. Nothing's working. Any ideas?? I am determined to persevere with my son as I gave up with my daughter after 3 months and formulas so expensive and then I felt guilty every time she got sick haha, silly I know...

Really appreciate any advice.

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