A little background: I work full time and bed share. My DS, 10.5 months old, has been going through a little teething in weeks prior where his sleep was really fitful and he constantly nursed all night (so fun for me). However, last 4 or 5 nights he has been doing much better, as that 7th tooth is now in (yay!). Last night he went for 7 hours though without any nursing at all. I put him down at 8p and he and I woke simultaneously at 3a. Then of course this morning I've been starting to have that old familiar feeling - menstrual cramps. I have not had a period yet, I bled forever post partum, about 12 weeks, and I really don't want this to start up right now as we are about to embark on a week trip across the country to visit relatives. I know that when periods return supply often dips. Has anyone found something different to be the case for them? On our trip he will be having no bottles - I'm not even taking that blasted pump. Last trip we went on where we were together 24/7 was around 5.5 months. He was so fussy all the time and it made me wonder if my supply had dipped then, but then again it could have been just being in unfamiliar territory. If I nurse and pump as usual today, could I possibly reverse the start of my period? I know I'm asking like this is an exact science, when it doesn't seem like it is. Plenty of women bleed and lactate, just not me and I think I'm not looking forward to it. The other issue which I posted about in another thread is that he is still so distractible and nursing in the mornings is a wrestling match, which doesn't help with supply either. This morning I resorted to nursing with the Ergo carrier on and it seemed to do the trick, just like I do when I get home from work, go for a walk and reunite and nurse.