Questioning my supply (xp)
My daughter is 3 months old. Since about 6weeks I've pumped about an extra bottle a day to freeze and save. Two Fridays ago I had a lump biopsy in my right breast and as a result had to pump and dump that side for about 5 days. Last week I returned to work and couldn't pump enough while DD was at school to send for her the following day, I was about a bottle and sometimes 2 bottles short. Since returning to work, DD has backslided with her sleeping.... waking up 2-3 times a night. There are other potential reasons, her nose is stuffy and she may not be feeling great. But how do I know if I should be supplimenting her night nursing with a bottle?
I know that what I get from pumping is not necessarily an indication of what she will get from nursing because she's more efficient than a pump.... but with the increase in night waking I'm suspicious that my supply may have decreased. Now that I'm back to work I need my sleep more than ever!
Any and all thoughts appreciated.