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    Default decreased milk supply and amoxycillan?

    hi ladies,
    i am on day 8 of amoxycillan and i am seeing a drop in the amount of milk i am pumping for the past 3 days or so. I normally pump around 4oz in 3.5 hours and now only 3oz or a little less. did anyone else have this happen?
    mom to ds daniel 12/16/09 and ben 2/27/11

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    Default Re: decreased milk supply and amoxycilla

    this never happened to me but i see that your post has gone by without a reply so i'm bumping--perhaps someone who's been through this might read it.

    my only thought is that the decreased supply might be because of illness/infection (i.e. the reason you were prescribed the antibiotic in the first place).
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    There's nothing in Hale about amoxicillin having any effect on milk supply. It is pretty common to have a drop in supply when you're sick though. Or if baby's been sick and his appetite is affected, it could cause temporary fluctuations in milk supply. Some cold medicines containing antihistamines are known to reduce milk production too. I don't know if any of those are relevant here.

    I'm sorry we missed this when you posted it. I hope you're feeling better!
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    Default Re: decreased milk supply and amoxycilla

    Did you take any Sudafed when you were sick? That can also affect supply.
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    I'm dealing with the same thing - but I finished my Antibiotics a week ago and my supplly has actually dropped more since then, but I'm still fighting it off. So I'm going under the assumption that my supply is suffering due to being sick. I'd been combating it with frequent pumping, but going to start taking fenugreek to see if that helps.

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    Default Re: decreased milk supply and amoxycilla

    thanks for responding. finished medicine quite a while ago now and i'm feeling well, still battling low supply (only know this via what i am pumping) baby seems fine when he is at the breast. i am using a new pump on wed so hopefully the pump performance is my problem. thanks again.
    mom to ds daniel 12/16/09 and ben 2/27/11

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