does being sick hurt my supply

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Registered: 10-08-2010
does being sick hurt my supply
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 6:06am

i know theres probably a thread on here

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Registered: 09-20-2010
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 4:51pm

I'm sorry that you are sick!

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Registered: 05-04-2009
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 6:45pm

Being sick definitely hurts your supply. Mine went down around 10 ounces the last time I was sick. When you're feeling better, and are rehydrated, your supply should start rebounding. You can do some power pumping or extra pumps to get back your supply a little faster. Hope you feel better soon!

-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Wed, 12-08-2010 - 8:05am

im finally feeling a little better.. everyone told me i cldnt take meds, and when i went to haileys ped. yesterday she told me i could take sudafed. i wish i knew this 4 days ago!!!

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Registered: 05-04-2009
Wed, 12-08-2010 - 10:26pm

It's a good thing you didn't take sudafed...it is known to reduce supply by around 20%. You can take phenylephrine (the decongestants that say "PE"). Now that I think of it, I do believe sudafed did start making a decongestant with phenylephrine. Just be sure not to take the kind of decongestant you have to buy behind a counter with pseudoephedrine in it. It's the pseudoephedrine that reduces supply. Glad you're feeling better!

-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Thu, 12-09-2010 - 12:36am

that really sucks seeing as how ive been taking it for 2 days now!! damn lol...hopfully it wont mess me up, and if it did these past 2 days hopfully it wont since i obviously wont be taking that again!!! do you think the decrease(if i see one) will be perminent or will it just go back once its out of my system?? ill power pump n stuff if i can tommarow just to be sure i guess.thanks for the heads up tohugh

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Registered: 05-04-2009
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 7:27pm

A lot of ladies take pseudoephedrine (what's in sudafed) to dry up permanently. If you do see a decrease, you can power pump and get the ounces back.

-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Thu, 12-09-2010 - 10:03pm

i feel so dumb now...i wish i knew that! at least i