I need some help on various issues...
First, I don't know what's going on with my supply. I had OS until about 9 months. After baby started to STTN, my supply regulated and my period came back, with no issues.
Now baby is 12 months and I got my third menstrual cycle. My supply dipped a lot this time around. The dip began when I ovulated. I'm now on day 3 of the period but the supply is not back up. I added a couple extra nursing sessions in the last few days to no avail. (We'd been nursing 4 times a day, now we're nursing 5-6).
This wouldn't worry me so much if it weren't for the other two issues with which I also need help:
1) Baby won't drink from a cup, or sippy cup, or bottle, or anything other than my breasts. She never had a bottle, and I've been trying to introduce a sippy for the last couple of months with no success. It's like she doesn't conceive that liquid can come from anywhere other than me. She even puts the sippy to her lips, but doesn't open the lips. I've tried all kinds of sippys (hard spout, soft spout, straw).
2) Baby's weight gain wasn't great in the last 3 months. She gained really well in her first 9 months (from 6lb2oz at birth to 19lb13oz at 9 months; height was in 90% percentile then). Then at 12 months she was 19lb9oz and only grew about an inch in height.
At around 9 months she started to eat more solids and to crawl and move much more. She was eating mostly meats, fruits and vegetables with a little rice cereal.
After her 12-month visit, I've vamped up her diet with more starches and fats, and introduced dairy and eggs. Her dr wants to weigh her again in 6 weeks.
She is a happy, healthy and lively baby.
If you have suggestions on any (or all) of the issues above, please reply. I've been so anxious and concerned. And I don't understand why my breasts are not responding to more nursing sessions--I had such an OS for the longest time!