Today a strange thing happened. I went to nurse my LO in the morning, and it took forever to get a let-down. The let-down was very, very weak (I always feel them very intensely, and this one barely registered). I had to use both breasts instead of one, and still it didn't seem like my LO ate as much as usual.
My normal is... in the morning I have a LOT of milk. Today the breasts don't feel full--they feel more like it's the end of the day.
Yesterday the whole day and this night up until 6 am today, everything was normal (LO still nurses every 2 to 3 hours at night).
Could this be a sign that I am about to get my period back? Last week I thought there were some signs of ovulation, but wasn't sure. It's been so long since I last had a period!
My LO is 6 months, almost 18 lbs, has always gained well. Lots of poopies and wets everyday. Still nurses 8-10 times a day, we never go longer than 4 hours between feedings, and there's only one 4-hour interval in the whole day. I use one breast at a time. I've recently started solids but I'm still going slow: only a few times a week, once a day, 3/4 oz (i.e. less than one ounce) at a time (so far applesauce, squash, nectarines).
Any suggestions on how to manage the dip in supply, if this is indeed the sign of a returning period? Even with a dip in supply, will I make enough for her? I don't have any EBM as she doesn't take a bottle, and pumping drives my supply out of control so I kind of gave up.