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    Default low supply related to menstrual cycle

    At least I think that's the issue. I've had a very low supply for the past few days and I started today. What can I do to make my supply go back up. I have a small supply in the freezer, but my daughter hates the bottle and doesn't seem to like bm in her sippy cup. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    Default Re: low supply related to menstrual cycle

    Generally all that is required is for you to nurse on demand. The baby will nurse more, drain the breast more completely, and thereby increase supply. If you're working outside the home, you need to mimic that pattern of increased demand with your pump, by pumping more often and/or for longer time periods.
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    Default Re: low supply related to menstrual cycle

    Agree with Mommal, additionally, my supply always goes back up naturally a couple of days into my period.
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
    Maxwell, born January 3, 2010
    A year on Mama's milk and still loving it

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    Default Re: low supply related to menstrual cycle

    I do nurse on demand and then pump afterwards. She seems to be fine, it just concerns me because my supply hasn't been what it used to be and I'm afraid that I won't be able to nurse her for much longer. Thanks!

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