I still had PP bleeding at 5 weeks.....are you sure it's your period?
Anyway, yes your supply usually goes back up after you get your period. The last couple months my supply hasn't even been affected so I think it various from month to month.
Huhm - you don;t say if you pump exclusively. If you do- your supply may not go back up...I EP and had almost the same thing happen just a couple weeks later...I ended up trying to get baby to the breast- which failed miserably once I went back to work...
Keep in mind- the Let-down reflex is starting to take hold now too- the more you stress over how little you pump the less you're gonna pump....I've been EP'ing for 7 months now and it still happens to me.
Either way you period may be to blame...my output goes down about 1 ounce...
hmmm, i don't have much advice because i didn't get my period 'til i totally quit nursing. i too had post partum bleeding for 5 weeks +/-.
you might as well put in a quick call to your lactation consultant or Dr. at 5 weeks i was still getting engorged easily. maybe you just had a bad pumping session? do you only pump or do you also nurse?