nothing from right side

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Registered: 09-06-2008
nothing from right side
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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 7:00pm
So my LO is 11 months old, EBF and I work and pump. She has been on solids since six months old and my supply has been steadily dropping as she takes more solids, but it's been gradual. For the past couple of days, I have gotten nothing but a few drops from the right side! I haven't chnged my nurisng/ pumping schedule, and I'm not sick or taking any meds. My LO was sick a few weeks ago with Roseola, but she nursed more, not less. Does anyone have any thoughts? It's not the pump because I can get 2-3 oz when I pump the left and I've used both ports on the pump just to check. I've noticed I've been getting less when I
Mom to Emmaline 11.3.08
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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 4:59am

If you used to get 7 ounces before, that is a huge amount, much more than average.

However, not getting any from one side can happen, and I can see why it would concern you. Note that it is quite possible to fully nourish a baby from one side only though.

Tips: Save the solids for when you are away from the baby, so you have to pump less for then. Nurse full-time when you are with the baby.

If you rush on solids, and give larger amounts, more than a couple of times a day, then you are in fact signalling to your body that it does not need to make as much milk. This can be reversed, and your supply boosted again by lots of nursing. Also when you are home, you can try to nurse, nurse, nurse. Let solids be just little tastes at this stage if you plan to nurse for longer.

Teresa

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Registered: 09-06-2008
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 10:07pm
I've had AF since 3 months postpartum, and I definitely notice a supply drop, but it's never been this bad! I'm starting to think I might have a touch of a yeast infection ( TMI, sorry)- is that something that would cause such a sudden drop?
Mom to Emmaline 11.3.08
Mom to Emmaline 11.3.08
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Registered: 09-10-2009
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 7:02pm

Any chance AF is in town or on its way? THat can monkey with supply quite a bit.


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