My LO is 4 months old and has always been a small girl. She was born 6lb 5oz and is now about 10.5 pounds. Doctors aren't concerned, but I'm always doing what I can to keep my supply up and help her gain.
The other night I had some spotting that hasn't turned into a full blown period yet. However, it was accompanied by some PMS-like symptoms (acne, mood swings, very mild cramps). I'm really concerned because I've heard it can cause a dip in supply. My question is this: if I wake her an extra time in the night, might I be able to increase my prolactin levels enough that it doesn't trigger my body to menstruate in the near future? As of now, she tends to eat around 9pm and then I wake her at about 2:30 or 3am and again at 6am to nurse. If I didn't wake her, she'd probably sleep through the night.
For some background, BFing has been a challenge and we are just now getting to a point where she gets almost all of her milk directly from the breast. I've had to work to keep up my supply, including pumping after every feeding and taking a variety of things.