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    Default Supply drop during period?

    Does anyone else have a supply drop during their period? What do you do about it? Please help.

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    I don't know about an actual supply drop but I do know that your milk tastes different at that time and some babies feed less because they don't like it.

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    I definitely had supply drop during my period. My first born just had to deal with it initially unfortunately, but later on i built up a bit of reserved expressed milk, and my second born I pumped from the moment I could so he always had a back up supply. I was never in abundance of milk for my children I always felt like they barely got enough - but they both fed til over 12 months (6-7 months exclusively) and grew so I guess we got thru. I seem to get my period really early (after 1-2
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    I never had a supply drop or supply issues, however everytime I had a period, there would be fussing at the breast which would make let down take a bit longer which I never had at any other time during nursing and I would definitely put it down to the change in taste of the milk during those days when having a period.

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    I don't know about supply drop because by the time I got my period my boobs had well and truly settled down. I got more biting and fussing though.

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    I only noticed once my DS was older and only feeding a couple of times a day. I read somewhere (can't remember where) that taking a high dose of calcium with magnesium from around ovulation until a couple of days into your period can help prevent the drop. I think it worked for me. Sorry I have no details of the dose but if you google you should find reference to this. I took Nature's own ultra calcium. Sorry again I can't remember how many (not as many as the dose on the bottle).
    Sorry I'm so vague, I stopped breastfeeding a while ago. Just google and you should find the info.Hope this helps.

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    I have no experience with breast feeding but a friend of mine went to her dr and they have her a tablet to take, not really sure what it was but she said it worked a treat

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    http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastf...al-treatments/

    Here it is but it's not the only reference to it. Scroll down the page to find it.

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    Thanks, I'm a bit worried about messing with electrolytes though without any professional advice. If anyone can recommened a health professional who is knowledgable in bfing and 'older' baby and supply drops/ Ca Mg treatments I would be very grateful. Thanks

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    Little Birdy, have you rung the ABA they are a wealth of knowledge on all things breadfeeding related and can advise you on the best course to take. It *may* be a little difficult trying to find a health professional (as in a GP) who is knowledgable in breastfeeding, as they *usually* have a very basic and general knowledge of breastfeeding especially older babies etc, but they should have a knowledge in terms of medication you can take etc. A lot of women find Motilum is great for low supply issues and that is prescribed by a Doctor. All the best!


 

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