please help

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Registered: 01-10-2009
please help
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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 6:00am

I've been pumping for my little boy for 2 years (I stopped the MON pump a couple of months ago).

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Registered: 05-04-2009
In reply to: dbmummy
Thu, 11-25-2010 - 9:31am

Wow, pumping for 2 years! What an accomplishment!

I had the flu this spring, and my supply suffered during the worst of it and came back within a couple days after I started to feel better. I did do a little extra pumping after I started feeling better (1 extra pump per day). I hope you start to feel better soon!

-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Registered: 03-14-2010
In reply to: dbmummy
Thu, 11-25-2010 - 9:45am
First let me say-WOW, pumping for two years?! Including the MOTN? You are my hero!.. Yes, definitely being very sick affects your supply big time. I remember when I had fever for a couple of days in the very beginning of pumping, my supply (which wasn't much at that point) dwindled to almost nothing. And just recently I had a fever too, and the worst headache and back ache. And again my milk decreased quite a bit. But it returned to normal after about a week and a half. You can always power pump to get it back faster and just make sure you drink and eat enough ( I know it's not always possible when you are so sick). Hopefully it gets better!
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Registered: 08-05-2010
In reply to: dbmummy
Thu, 11-25-2010 - 1:34pm

I had a cold at 3 months PP and my supply was almost gone, when I felt better I power pumped and resumed the MOTN pump to bump it up again. I went from only getting a few ounces a day to getting 30+ again after a month of extra pumping.

Try to get as much rest as

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Registered: 05-04-2009
In reply to: dbmummy
Thu, 11-25-2010 - 1:49pm

I completely agree with Andrea that you should take care of yourself, and make recuperating your top priority because pneumonia is very serious! It's a lot more serious than my little flu I had several months ago, so it might very well take longer for your supply to rebound completely. Power pumping, adding back in the MOTN pump, and adding in extra pumps here and there when possible - after you're feeling better - should do the trick. Of course, eating well and drinking plenty of water will be important too. Don't get too frustrated if it takes a while to get back all of your lost mls.

-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Registered: 01-10-2009
In reply to: dbmummy
Thu, 11-25-2010 - 2:08pm