Hi, everyone! My LO is 5 weeks old, and prior to a couple of days ago, I had a pretty good milk supply. LO is or was gaining weight well and having plenty of wet and dirty diapers. She is my third breastfed baby, so I am very familiar with breastfeeding, however, I have never had my milk supply suddenly drop off out of no where. I haven't done anything different at all, same routine, nurse every one to two hours during the day and 3-4 hours at night. I was leaking all of the time, now..no leaking. I was choking her due to OALD (do not have oversupply, though), now...no choking, She is actually having to work for milk. Her wet diapers have went down some, too. She is not as wet at every diaper change as she was. I am just very concerned. I do not feel she is getting enough. My let downs aren't near as strong, and they are taking longer to occur, too. I know supply levels off to fit baby's need, but I have never experienced this big of a drop so soon or so sudden. I had to resort to using domperidone with my last LO, because my supply dropped at around 6 months due to plugged ducts and mastitis. I pumped and nursed a ton extra, tried all of the herbals to no avail. Never responded, so I tried domperidone and it helped get me through the final 6 months. I do not want to take it again.
She is not having a growth spurt, either. I dunno what is going on with me. This is so stressful and discouraging. I've been trying to add an extra pump session here and there, although that is extremely difficult due to demands of a two year old and five year old. Plus, this didn't help last time, either. I'm just at a loss.