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  1. #1
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    Default Production down when I'm ill?

    Has anyone else noticed their production dropping a bit when you're ill?

    I pump while at work and have gotten reduced output and I (and my baby) have a cold. Wondering if it's related.

    She's 10 months old.
    Mom to daughter C (10/30/11) delivered by midwives in unmedicated birth. EBF after breast augmentation, CD, baby wearing, part time co-sleeping, WOHM.

    SAVED by LLL meeting in week one. (no milk for first SEVEN days!)

    Weaned DD at 20 months.

    Next one due in Feburary 2014!

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    Default Re: Production down when I'm ill?

    Yup, when I got sick my body was tired and drained. I wasn't drinking or eating as much. My suggestion would be to increase your fluids as much as possible, get as much rest as you can, and try some natural milk boosters like fenugreek and mothers milk tea. Your supply will bounce back when you are better. Feel better soon.
    Lyn
    Nursing the girl with kaleidoscope eyes


    Mama to Daniel (12/3/06) and Lucy Jane (8/28/08)

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Production down when I'm ill?

    Yes. I had a stomach virus a few weeks ago and my supply (pumping output) definitely dipped. Once I was back to drinking and eating normally, it went right back to normal. Feel better soon@
    Blessed with DS - born 9/2/09 - nursed/pumped for 12 months
    Blessed with DD - born 3/27/12 my dreamfeeder

    903 ounces donated.
    http://www.wakemed.org/landing.cfm?id=135

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    Default Re: Production down when I'm ill?

    Definitely. Drink lots, try to rest as much as you can.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Production down when I'm ill?

    My AF came back!! that probably combined with my cold for not so good production. Doing better now.
    Mom to daughter C (10/30/11) delivered by midwives in unmedicated birth. EBF after breast augmentation, CD, baby wearing, part time co-sleeping, WOHM.

    SAVED by LLL meeting in week one. (no milk for first SEVEN days!)

    Weaned DD at 20 months.

    Next one due in Feburary 2014!

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