Sudden increase in milk intake - is this possible?
DD has been in daycare since she was 9 weeks old. She is now 5 months old. Up until a week ago she was eating 6-8oz a day at daycare, nursing 2-3 times an evening before bed, 2-3 times during the night, and once in the morning before daycare. I was getting 7-8oz a day pumping at work (every 3 hours - as much as my work allows). A week and a half ago she was started on new meds for GERD. Since then she has been eating 12-13oz a day at daycare - blowing through my freezer stock because I am still only pumping 7-8oz a day. She still nurses as frequently at home, every 2 hours during the night. Is it possible that her sudden increase in what she's eating at daycare is due to the meds making her feel better? So maybe her eating doesn't hurt her as much so she is eating more? Will my supply eventually catch up? I can't take fenugreek and have tried another nursing supplement and I can't take that either because they give her gas and cause extreme discomfort. I drink a ton of water and eat oatmeal every morning. I snack on almonds throughout the day.
Just background history - birth weight was 8lb 1oz, 2 month was 11lb 3oz, 4 month was 13lb 2oz. I do believe I have over active letdown (but not over supply) and do side lying and reclined nursing when home with her. I also tried exclusively pumping and bottle feeding to see if that helped with the GERD but there was no improvement. Her diaper counts have always been fine and she had a 2lb weight gain between 2 and 4 months so I never worried about the little amount she ate at daycare.