13wks PP - Supply halved overnight?! HELP!!!

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Registered: 10-30-2010
13wks PP - Supply halved overnight?! HELP!!!
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 8:39pm

So my supply suddenly halved overnight. I've gone from getting 35oz a day to a measley 16oz a day. Obviously this isn't enough to feed a 3 month old baby and in the last three days I've completely used up my freezer and my fridge stash! I am desperately pumping right now as no longer have anything here for him, I'm just hoping I can keep up with him, but it doesn't seem likely right now...

I have tried...

- Fenugreek

- More Milk Plus tablets

- Pumping more frequently and for longer

- "power pumping"

- Oatmeal

- Massaging my boobs as I pump (I do this anyway)

- Changing my pumps membranes

I am officially out of ideas and my husband has just rushed out to get some formula as it doesn't look like I'm going to make enough in time for my baby's next feed. I am absolutely gutted, so upset, so angry, so frustrated. Why has this happened?! How can I get my supply back? My boobs don't ever fill "full" anymore. I don't feel a let-down anymore either. I'm so confused, I've not changed anything..

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 9:26pm

Hang in there!


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-09-2010
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 10:20pm

I'm not sure what you have done to cause the supply drop but I heard from my mom that exercise/working/stress causes a drop in supply. I would also recommend eating a lot of carby fatty food in order to build up supply. I pump 60 ounces a day and my diet consist of white rice, proteins, veggies, and lots of sweets :).

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2010
Thu, 01-20-2011 - 12:10am

Yup, looks like my period has returned. Great, does this mean my supply is never going to return to normal again? I'm now having to feed him formula as I can't keep up with him. I'm so upset :(

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-27-2010
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 11:53pm
It should pick up where it left off after AF leaves. Just keep pumping and youll see it should come up again. That first AF is the worst on supply. Good luck!