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Old 11-30-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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Re: What can cause supply to drop?

Originally Posted by VeganCupcake View Post
You said she slept through a feeding. Are you scheduling feedings? That can cause supply problems. How many times a day does she nurse? You should probably be nursing 8 to 12 times in 24 hours at her age.

Also, herbs like sage can cause a dip in supply, and lots of Thanksgiving foods include sage.
I feed her on demand. In that instance, I fed her, then she was awake for a solid 2 hour block, then fell asleep for the next 2 hours. I pumped so DH could give her a bottle while I got dinner ready. She always nurses at least 8 times a day, usually 10.

I'm going to look up which herbs can hurt supply, thanks for the tip!
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