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Old 11-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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OP, has anything changed? Your DD sleeping longer stretches at night? Eating more solids and nursing less during the day, etc?
I cannot think of anything that has changed. Recently she had been waking twice a night instead of once like usual. This lasted for just over a week and has stopped for the last 4 days or so. My supply has been dropping for at least a week. It's strange that its dropping off when she was waking more... Unless she was waking more because she was hungry because she hasn't gotten enough. She is eating the same solids as she had been and really is nursing the same. I'm stumped. I hate how frustrated and sad she is with nursing right now. She pulls so gosh darn hard on my nipples trying to get more milk out... They are just so sore now... She's frustrated, I'm sore... This just sucks! If I do end up having to supplement, I can't even wrap my head around how to do that. Would I still pump when she's getting formula or do I let that feeding slip away? It seems like the time of day that is the worst for me is when she nurses when I get home from work with her at 4. There's hardly ever anything.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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Re: Losing my milk

Do not take Reglan, I lost my mind taking that junk. Domperidone worked wonders for me. I ordered it online.
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Another Dom user. I will not use reglan due to the fact that is crosses the blood brain barrier.
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I cannot think of anything that has changed. Recently she had been waking twice a night instead of once like usual. This lasted for just over a week and has stopped for the last 4 days or so. My supply has been dropping for at least a week. It's strange that its dropping off when she was waking more... Unless she was waking more because she was hungry because she hasn't gotten enough. She is eating the same solids as she had been and really is nursing the same. I'm stumped. I hate how frustrated and sad she is with nursing right now. She pulls so gosh darn hard on my nipples trying to get more milk out... They are just so sore now... She's frustrated, I'm sore... This just sucks! If I do end up having to supplement, I can't even wrap my head around how to do that. Would I still pump when she's getting formula or do I let that feeding slip away? It seems like the time of day that is the worst for me is when she nurses when I get home from work with her at 4. There's hardly ever anything.
If you need to supplement, keep pumping as much or more than you are. You don't want your supply to drop lower.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #15
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Has your period returned yet? Around 9 months or so I began noticing a dip in my supply whenever AF was visiting. I had to make sure I increased my nursing sessions and pumping sessions, and drank the mother's milk tea. Other than her pulling at your nipples when nursing why do you feel like she wants more? I'm wondering if it's possible that she is naturally decreasing her intake b/c she's eating more solids. I always found that my ds ate more from a bottle just b/c it was there rather than what he really needed. Maybe try increasing her solids at the sitter. Remember that what they seem to take from a bottle may not be a true indication of what they really NEED. I always used the kelly mom calculator to determine how much to give ds in a bottle.

Can you post your pumping / nursing schedule for us as well as what her schedule is like at the sitters?
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I'm taking 6-9 fenugreek capsules/day and drinking tons of water and mothers milk tea.
Read the other replies, but didn't see it mentioned- How much water are you drinking? You should be drinking to thirst. It is a common misconception that drinking tons of water will increase your supply. If you are dehydrated and have low supply because of that- then, yes, drinking water will help- but if you are not dehydrated, then it probably won't help. Drinking too much water can actually result in decreased milk supply!

I experienced this first hand with my ds!
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Read the other replies, but didn't see it mentioned- How much water are you drinking? You should be drinking to thirst. It is a common misconception that drinking tons of water will increase your supply. If you are dehydrated and have low supply because of that- then, yes, drinking water will help- but if you are not dehydrated, then it probably won't help. Drinking too much water can actually result in decreased milk supply!

I experienced this first hand with my ds!
Woah whaaa? Do you have any links to information on this? When I drink to thirst, it's barely more, in ounces, than how much milk I need to produce. I aim for 150oz/day, and that's with a typical production of 48oz (with the goal of 60oz). It takes huge effort for me to consciously drink if it's more than 60oz-ish.

I can't imagine how someone could get too much water unless they were drinking gallons, so what your saying is news to me.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #18
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I used domperidone when my supply dwindled with DS. The domperidone picked my supply right up! It didn't have any side effects. I bought it online. It was relatively inexpensive. It came from Australia though and the shipping was slow.

I had tried Fenugreek before that. It didn't help at all.

I've heard nasty, scary things about Reglan. I'm terrified of it's side effects. I think I'd rather formula feed than venture down that path.
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http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=...rttext&tlng=en

Towards the bottom, and there are references to back it up. If you google about it, there are lots of anecdotal evidence as well.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/53...lk-production/

http://momchats.com/can-you-drink-to...breastfeeding/
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #20
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Mama, something else yp consider is anything different about your diet? Namely are you dieting or watching what you eat? Dont go crazy, lol, but i always noticed that a couple days of eating lightly would tank my supply. A cheeseburger and milkshake and i was back on track :/). Just sayin, now is not the time for restricting calories.
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