I went in 2 days ago and had the mirena (iud) and at the same time I spoke with my physician about treatments for post partum depression but didn't feel comfortable taking zoloft as this was the only drug he was willing to prescribe since I am nursing. I asked for other options and he suggested therapy (which is all good but I have 3 lil ones and needs something to help now) or hormone therapy ie. estrogen shot along with a b6/b12 complex shot for energy. He mentioned that there was a 30 to 40% chance that milk supply would go down but since I had an established flow (exclusivly nursing and pumping an extra 6-8 oz a day) he didn't think it would affect me that much. So I made the decision to proceed with the estrogen shot....and now almost 48 hrs after I am hardly producing anything! Every feeding she's sucking me dry and when I pump I'm only getting .5 an ounce out of one and almost an ounce out of the other. I started taking fenugreek, blessed thistle, and alfalfa yesterday afternoon to help and I'm pumping after each feeding for 10 minutes or more. I emotionally feel worse as now I feel like a horrible mother and am dealing with guilt of making the wrong choice.
Has anyone else ever delt with this and if so how did you deal. DD is only 10 weeks old and since my breasts aren't as full she seems to not want to nurse from me. So far she has enough wet diapers and poo but I can tell she is starting to get fussy as I have not supplemented with reserve and I think she's getting hungry