(A little background) My son is 10 months old. I got an IUD put in when he was 5 weeks old. 4 months ago, I had a very painful miscarriage that lasted a full 3 months. I didn't know I was pregnant and didn't know I was having a miscarriage as my midwife said it was normal and was due to my IUD. Of course I listened. I ended up calling the Midwife who put the IUD in when the bleeding got so bad I was crying in pain and couldn't take care of all four of my kids. She came the next day and came to find out that I was hemorrhaging. She immediately took the IUD out, put me on "bed rest" till my bleeding slowed and prescribed the birth control pill Ortho Tricyclin.
Thank God I have stopped bleeding and all is back to normal. But, my milk supply (as she warned would happen) has decreased significantly. My son eats 3 full meals a day. He loves to nurse though, as do I. He seems so frustrated that my milk let down is not as fast and doesn't last as long as it used to. He nurses for maybe 5 minutes in total on both breasts and seems unhappy. I am unhappy as well. I nursed my third till she was 23 months old and I want to try and do the same for him. Especially since he seems like he completely unready to wean. I am currently taking Fenugreek capsules which seem to be helping some, but it's not helping enough.
Any and all help would be wonderful. I want to cry thinking that this could possibly be then end just because I am on a strong birth control.
Thank you in advance!