Sudden Supply Drop

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Registered: 08-10-2009
Sudden Supply Drop
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Mon, 08-10-2009 - 3:34pm

First of all I'd like to give Spencer a huge THANK YOU! I've been reading these boards for a while and have been successfully

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Mon, 08-10-2009 - 3:55pm

I'm glad you've found the board helpful :)


If it were one side and not the other, I'd be particularly concerned about those white membranes.


They still could be the issue w/ bilateral drop in output, so if you have spare membranes, try replacing them.


Check to be sure that the front plate of the pump (if it's like my PIS) is firmly snapped on.

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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Registered: 08-10-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 12:22pm

Thank you for the help!
I'm not really sure what it was that happened. When I got home on Monday night I didn't get anything from the Harmony either. Yesterday I ran out and bought 24mm breastshields and this morning I pumped 4oz, so hopefully things are ok again. Monday night I noticed that I had a bit of a headache, so perhaps I just had a cold and now I'm over it.


I also bought Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle yesterday. Does this help any when the baby is so old? She's 8 months now and I read somewhere that it is better to use it at the start... I'd really like to increase my supply a bit and maybe manage to freeze some. I find it really stressful not having a backup supply like I used to!

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 6:04pm

That's weird!

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Fri, 08-14-2009 - 12:44pm
You know I've been pumping for almost 3 months and my baby is 6 months now and I noticed a big supply drop just recently too. Still getting milk but not as much as I use to. I think it has to due with a lot of reasons like baby eating solids. I actually pumped less frequently and that also affected my supply. I would suggest that you continue with your old pumping routine. Because when you skip even 1 pumping your body knows right away... no baby no milk...don't want that. If it continues I would suggest contacting a lactation consultant.