I feel much better today, about 100% - just a froggy throat every now and again but no coughing! I've been taking my vitamins every day and also taking the fenugreek as I was told (in fact, I upped the dosage after reading on a mothering forum about how much is safe and that if I'm not "reeking of maple syrup" I wasn't taking enough) and I've seen some really good results. I generally pump three times in a day and I strive for 8 ounces as it seems that's Evy's demand during the day.
Well this morning I finished my first pumping session with an easy and glowing SIX OUNCES! That's right, 6 ounces in one session and it was an even 3 ounces from each breast while before I was getting twice as much out of my left as out of my right. It was a great way to start my day, though I was still worried it was just a fluke like last Monday. However, my luck continued through the day. My second session I got 3.5 ounces total and my third session I got 3.5 ounces. Not bad, not bad at all.
I'm not sure what to contiribute it to; nursing/pumping every 2-3 hours instead of on demand, the fenugreek herb, drinking at least 16 ounces of water a half hour before, or the breast massage five minutes before - or if it's everything :) I don't really care at this point. I'm just glad to know that I'm not going to have to stop breastfeeding any time soon.
Just keep your fingers crossed out there, you small and loyal public, that this isn't just a Monday fluke.