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Old 11-02-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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I stopped my birth control and...

It was almost like I gave birth and my milk supply came in. Tonight I am engorged (only in one breast) and leaking and taking advantage of it by pumping. I talked to my dr, my pharmacist, and my LL leader and they all assured me that since I had begun menstruating again...a low dose birth control would not affect my milk supply. Obviously it was!! I started birth control because I was haveing 2 and 3 week periods and ovarian cysts. This month was my 4th month on the pill and I had a large painful cyst burst and a 2 1/2 week long period (still not done btw) I just got fed up and I'm stopping it. I don't like the idea of feeding my daughter synthetic hormones anyways. But being anemic constantly and overtired and crabby...i thought shortened periods might help.

Anyways, YAY!!! I have a good full milk supply again!

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Old 11-02-2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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Thats wonderful that your milk supply came back!!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:29 PM   #3
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It really is...been working my butt off to keep it up the last month and not much was helping...I got it up enough for dd to start feeling better, but not a good full supply where I actually felt *full*
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Oh Amy that's so awesome!! I'm so happy for you!!
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Oh Amy that's so awesome!! I'm so happy for you!!
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Re: I stopped my birth control and...

The exact same things happened to my friend. Evryone assured her it would not limit fer supply, but they were wrong! YAY for you mama!
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Aww, thanks!! DD was a "leopard" for halloween. I just threw her in some leopard print sweats and called it a costume! LOL Well, I take that back, I did take the time to knit up a pair of ears but they're so cute that I'm sure she'll end up wearing them for more than just halloween!
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WOW That is great that your milk came back. I would never do anything to jeoprodize my supply and he is 2. It sucks when people tell you stuff and you find out later that what you were scared of was for real.

I recall that you have PCOS. Is that right? If so, do you have any other symptoms? I think I may have them as I have just had my very long period. If you do, I may need to ask you a few questions. TIA!
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WOW That is great that your milk came back. I would never do anything to jeoprodize my supply and he is 2. It sucks when people tell you stuff and you find out later that what you were scared of was for real.

I recall that you have PCOS. Is that right? If so, do you have any other symptoms? I think I may have them as I have just had my very long period. If you do, I may need to ask you a few questions. TIA!
I do but I don't know much about it yet...Some women have weight gain and miss periods...I have long periods and it doesn't really make me gain weight. In one ovary I just "collect" small cysts...there will be 5 or 6 at a time in that ovary. in my other ovary I get big painful cysts that burst. I'm trying to get an appt w/an endo specialist but I'm having trouble getting a referral from my dr because he wanted me to keep trying the b.c.
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When you go to the Dr., keep us updated. I don't have insurance on DH or me so I have been trying to self diagnose. I know I should go but I don't have the money to at this point.
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