I got my period back at 8 weeks postpartum. The first day my milk supply all but dried up, but a calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement boosted it back up but not 100%. DS looks disgusted and sad when he nurses. I pumped a little today because he needed a bunch of supplements and immeadiately after pumping my milk smelled sour and has a strange bitter taste. Im 4 days into my cycle, with no clue how close to the end I am. I am doing weight watchers again, but Im eating plenty and well hydrated. I have not eaten anything out of the ordinary. Will my milk go back to normal after my period ends? Will my supply go back up?
We just got DS off of formula for a week and a half, and had EBF under control. I want to cry because it is one hurdle after another with breastfeeding.
09-03-2011, 08:15 PM
My milk supply goes down significantly when my period is able to arrive. My LO gets very frustrated- more with the lack of milk/hard to get letdown than the taste.
ETA: My supply always goes back up after- about 5-6 days after my period starts.
09-03-2011, 08:37 PM
My milk tastes different a few days before my period and ds either refuses to nurse or just nurses for a short time but doesn't seem happy about it. It's all back to normal in a few days though. Good luck!
09-03-2011, 08:42 PM
So do you supplement when your supply goes down? DS still had enough wet diapers but he had less than normal, and is screaming hungry after nursing so i gave him bottles because I do not know what else to do.
09-03-2011, 08:46 PM
I don't supplement, but I end up feeding more often.
09-03-2011, 09:00 PM
I notice this too. my 1 yr old refuses to nurse most feeds right before period or during. so my milk plummets then. must taste funny.
09-04-2011, 01:36 AM
I gone mine back 5 weeks PP and every time I've had it, my supply tanks right before it comes. It goes back to normal after a couple of days and during the "low days", I just end up nursing DS more often
09-04-2011, 05:42 AM
I agree with the PP....my supply drops and must taste funny because LO doesn't seem to like it as much...
09-04-2011, 11:19 AM
The few times I've had af while nursing I definitely noticed it on my babies the milk must have a little bit of off taste and made my babies fussy for a few days
09-04-2011, 11:21 AM
Hopefully my supply goes back up, I am having to give him formula because he can nurse for an hour or two and he is still starving.