Hello, I'm new here. I haven't been able to reach my LC and have had a lot of trouble this week. I've been having some major problems with let down. It seems that I can only let down every 4-5 hours. I know I'm not letting down bc my son (8 mo old) will suck and suck with few swallows. Plus I've always been able to feel it. I've felt lately that my supply has been really low and I'm wondering if that has something to do with it. DS has always nursed every 2 to 2 1/2 hours his whole life. But lately if I don't let down within 30 seconds, he starts to pull off and eventually refuses to nurse. He is only getting the few drops there before let down. There is no flow. For the past 24 hrs the only times I've been able to successfully nurse him is while he is asleep. It takes forever to let down, but since he's asleep it works out. He won't take a bottle so I feel very stressed that he isn't getting enough, though his diapers seem to be ok. Since he's so busy playing, he hasn't been overly fussy but he does show interest in nursing. He does not eat much solids yet. So we rely solely on breastfeeding.
I've always seemed to let down quickly and easily in the past and in the beginning had an oversupply. I started noticing some trouble in feb (when ds was 6m) but it was very short lived and only happened once or twice. Maybe a few times in march, and now again. This has been going on since Tuesday. Could this be hormonal? I have not had a period yet, but wondering if it may start soon.
Any advice would be helpful!