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Old 11-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #31
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I drank Mother's Milk tea like crazy, took 9-12 fenugreek pills, added a little extra food, drank a lot of water and had dd nurse a lot while she was home with me this weekend. At work, I've added an extra pumping. I don't get much out at that pumping but at least it stimulates production, I think. I didn't have to supplement all weekend which was huge and dd was an absolute peeing machine so she must have been getting a lot. All good news to me.

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:36 PM   #32
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I'm in exactly the same boat as the OP. my baby will be 9 months next week and my milk supply has started to tank despite frequent pumping s, regular nursing sessions, and fenugreek and Milkmaid tea everyday for a month. Baby is easily distracted during nursings so we spend a lot of my days off in bed without the lights and no daddy or sister allowed in the room, but she get sooo upset when my milkmisnt flowing like it used to. I saw an LC last week and she suggested I try Domperidone and gave me info on how to buy it online. I am expecting my first order to arrive later this week and am hoping it will work out 'cause stressing about it is definitely not helping.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:19 AM   #33
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Fenugreek usually has best results if used with blessed thistle.


And the post about paying attention to your cycle--I agree there, too. That affects many of us, too. I know to expect supply issues from about 2 days before ) till af, so I stay on top of it during that time with fen/milk thistle, oatmeal. Hang in there.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #34
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Have you lost weight at all? I know with DS1, if I got below a certain weight, my supply totally tanked. I have found I do best with my supply when I eat lots of protein and fat. Full fat yogurt, lots of butter, eggs, meat, etc. I have mostly dealt with over-supply this time around, so have not had to worry as much as I did with DS1. I am now below my supply threshold weight from DS1, with no dip at all. I think the higher fat/protein diet has been helping keep things going.

Hope things continue to go in the right direction for you!
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #35
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Have you lost weight at all? I know with DS1, if I got below a certain weight, my supply totally tanked. I have found I do best with my supply when I eat lots of protein and fat. Full fat yogurt, lots of butter, eggs, meat, etc. I have mostly dealt with over-supply this time around, so have not had to worry as much as I did with DS1. I am now below my supply threshold weight from DS1, with no dip at all. I think the higher fat/protein diet has been helping keep things going.

Hope things continue to go in the right direction for you!
I was losing a lot of weight until about a month ago because my daughter needed dairy free milk. I've been back to eating dairy for about a month and have stopped losing weight. I eat a good amount of Greek yogurt, cook with butter and make my oatmeal with milk. Still no AF since 3 or 4 months BEFORE I got pregnant with dd (good proof you can get pregnant without AF!) so I don't think that's an issue. My supply has been plenty for my dd all week and she's been a much happier/content nursling. Who knows! I'm just glad it's back. I appreciate all of the help/support.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #36
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Ive heard its normal as your baby gets older and eats more solids for your milk suppky to go down a bit.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #37
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I had some luck increasing my supply with my son using domperidone. For my daughter, I actually just used a combo of herbs and we're still nursing at 19 months. I stopped taking the herbs around 14 months or so. I took blessed thistle, alfalfa, marshmallow root, goat's rue, and shatavari. Those seemed to help keep my supply up.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #38
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Reglan hurt me as well. I couldn't function for days and was in a horrible depression. Took me months to get back to myself! Good luck! At least you have gone 9 months, that's really good in my book. Hang in there!
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