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Huge supply drop, period returned

About a week ago I started nursing my baby after EPing she was doing really well up until yesterday so I've been pumping and I'm not getting anywhere near what I was getting before. I know what she's taking from me because I'm doing weighted feeds. This morning my period came back. I've been chugging water but I'm kind of freaking out.
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Re: Huge supply drop, period returned

  • AmyG*AmyG*
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    how much is she getting from you when she nurses? is that amount dropping considerably? are you sure her latch is ok?

    to balance the supply drop that occurs with your period, take a magnesium and calcium combined supplement.

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    how much is she getting from you when she nurses? is that amount dropping considerably? are you sure her latch is ok?

    to balance the supply drop that occurs with your period, take a magnesium and calcium combined supplement.

     She was doing well up until yesterday then she stopped transferring well. 

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  • AmyG*AmyG*
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    you said you were doing weighted feedings, so I'm wondering how much she is getting?

    it may be that her latch was ok, and your supply was high from pumping so she was getting enough,

    but her latch is not really strong, and without pumping your supply is dropping, and she's struggling to get enough.

    a check with an IBCLC lactation consultant to evaluate her latch would be an ideal starting place.

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  • My supply dropped when my period returned at 3 months, but it bounced back up towards the end of my period. Keep focusing on what you are doing and putting your baby to the breast more often. Hopefully your supply will come back up in a few days.
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