Please help! Supply tanked after 1st AF. — The Bump

Please help! Supply tanked after 1st AF.

When my AF was here last week. Starting last Sunday, when it ended, my supply tanked. I have not been able to get more than 3 oz pumped per day on top of my regular breastfeeding of my baby.

Here is what I have done to increase:

3 Fenugreek tabs 3x daily

Tons of water

Mothers Milk tea

1 very "hoppy" beer daily

Power pumping 1x daily

 Sadly, my daughter is suffering the effects of this as she is never full and is waking up every 2 hours at night.  Typically, she sleeps 6-8 hours at a stretch.

Thanks again!

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Re: Please help! Supply tanked after 1st AF.

  • Are you sure it's not just a growth spurt?  Pumping isn't a good indicator of your supply. 

     That being said, my supply tanked after I had a cold a month of so ago and I had fantastic results with More Milk Plus.  

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  • Ditto Beasley; I saw good results after a while with MM plus.  In addition to the power pumping (had to do that a few days in a row to see any change), are you adding extra pumping sessions inbetween (immediately after) feedings?  That's the thing that's helped my supply go right back up to pre-AF status.  You're doing all the right things; hang in there!  I'd think your DD might be hitting her 3 month growth spurt as well, or just changing sleeping patterns anyways; that's what our DD did around the same age.  GL!
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  • Thanks ladies! She may be having another growth spurt....I will try adding more sessions and look into the pills
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