My lo is 10 months. I've been quite the milk producer all along and built up quite the freezer stash. It was so awesome that I even contemplated donating some (but I never got around).
So about 6 weeks ago I had a MS flare up. I went on two rounds of steroid treatments during which I pumped and dumped. About a week ago, during the second steroid treatment my milk supply drastically dropped. The other night I couldn't even nurse my son because I had no milk.
Has anyone heard of steroids affecting supply?? I went to the lactation consultant today to have my pump (medela pump in style) checked. It was fine. I rented a hospital grade pump to see if that might help and will use that for about a week (I work outside the home).
I was on prednisone and actually stopped using it the night I couldn't feed my son, which was 2 nights ago. My hope is that as it leaves my system, my supply will go back up.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight. Thanks.