*10 Months Plus Volume/Intake*

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Registered: 06-20-2012
*10 Months Plus Volume/Intake*
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Mon, 01-21-2013 - 9:12am

                   *PLEASE HELP*

   I am trying to figure out what is going on with my milk supply. Seems like my body is not responding to the pump any more. Could this my body starting to wean my 10 month old? About a month ago I went from pumping around 24 oz a day to 18 oz. Just recently in the past few days I have dropped down to 15oz a day. My DD refuses formula so I am just trying to make it to 11 1/2 months when I can start giving her cow’s milk. I am on More Milk Plus Special Blend and have ordered Dom. It is supposed to be here tomorrow or the next day. She is a really goodfood eater I am just worried about her milk intake for vitamins and calcium. Please share you experience. I feel I am so close but yet so far away in this WILD Eping journey.

    It has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life. With no support from the DH or family in the area of pumping. I have had to fight/defend my decision every step of the way and add a 2 year old on top of all the crainess. I am exhausted and tried but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. If I could just stop stressing about pumping/ milk production maybe things would be a little less stressful. :)

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Registered: 11-19-2011
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 8:35am

I have had decreases like this also.  Sometimes I can see after the fact what caused the decrease and sometimes I can't.  I think a lot of it is about how long we have been pumping.  Our bodies are not saying that our babies should wean.  They are saying that our babies do not need as much milk from us.

You are doing and have been doing a great job, providing for your baby!  hang in there!!  It is so frustrating when that supply drops and you can not explain why.

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Registered: 06-20-2012
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 10:44am

Thanks so much for the response!! Makes me feel like I am not the only one :)

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Registered: 07-04-2012
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 11:47pm
I've been eping for 10 months now and i'm seeing the same drop in my milk. I was able to reduce to 3x a day not sure if my supply will dip even further at 2x but I agree with you; this has been the hardest thing i've done. Hang in there! It's almost over =)