Nov 27, · If you’re giving formula and your baby is between one and six months old, you can calculate how much milk you should expect to pump at a session by determining what percentage of your baby’s total daily intake is at the breast. To do this, subtract from 30 ounces ( mL) the amount of formula your baby receives each day. How do I increase my milk supply at 6 Months? My son was born 8 weeks early so I did a LOT of pumping (65 oz a day) at the begining and froze all the extra. After I went back to work my milk supply dropped way down, I just couldn't pump as much as often as I needed to.
I didn't get my period until 9 months post partum. My twins starting eating solids at 6 months, so maybe it takes a few months of them decreasing their milk intake to change the hormone cycle? I am still nursing (twins are 18 months) and my hormones are definitely stronger than they were pre-babies. Postpartum breast changes include enlargement of the breasts themselves, with the nipples and the areola becoming more pronounced. Besides this, the bumps on the areola that produce oils for lubrication also appear larger than before.
Per Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (Riordan, , p. 80), "Small amounts of milk or serous fluid are commonly expressed for weeks, months, or years from women who have previously been pregnant or lactating." The amount is most often very small, however, and spontaneous flow (leaking) generally stops within weeks. Mothers who have breastfed for a longer duration may be able to express. Every woman has a remodeling of the breast and decrease in storage capacity at around 6 months post partum right around the time you hit the 6 month slump described in the book "Working Without Weaning". You don't know what your storage capacity is until your supply drops - and then you realize how long you go without pumping or feeding.