Decrease in supply
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|Thu, 06-25-2009 - 12:06pm|
I wasn't sure where to post--my DD will be 6-months in less than a week, so I decided to post here instead of the above folder.
Madeline has been BF since birth. No formula supplementation. We had our ups and downs but it has gotten pretty consistent over the past 2 months.
At appox 3 months, I was being tracked for post partum thyroiditis. At that time, I was severely hyperthyroid. They continued to track me (no meds) until about 1 month ago, when tests showed I was severely hypothyroid. So, based on that and other test results, I was started on medication for hypothyroidism on Sunday.
On Monday, I woke up and I started feeling like I was getting my period. I felt horrible. Everyday since I still feel like its coming but it has not. Additionally, since that time, my milk supply has been going down. I went from pumping about 1-2 oz in the AM and 1 oz in the evening (I am a SAHM and feed her all day) to gradually pumping less and less--this morning I literally had drops out of my RB and none from my LB. I have pumped a total of 4.0 oz since Tuesday. The Dr. says the meds have nothing to do with it. But it is just odd. I haven't changed anything about her feeding--no solids yet, no decrease in ## of feedings during the day or night