Re: Supply decrese due to dieting?
Good suggestions from the PP. As long as you're nursing on demand and the babies' diaper output has remained normal, there's nothing wrong with supply. And it's very possible that they are simply going through a growth spurt- there tend to be big ones at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and maybe one more in the 6-9 month range. They could also be starting to teeth, causing them to spend more time at the breast trying to soothe their sore gums.
One thing that happens to a lot of moms, and which causes a lot of unnecessary freak-outs, is that they go from overproducing to producing just enough. Most moms start out making more milk than their babies need; it's nature's way of ensuring that the baby or babies get enough to eat in that fragile newborn period when they're just getting started with the art of nursing. When a mom is overproducing, she's going to feel full or engorged pretty often, she may leak a lot and feel strong letdowns, and if she's pumping she may be able to get a lot of milk with relative ease. But this state of affairs doesn't last, because making a lot of milk is a waste of energy and puts mom at higher risk for plugged ducts and mastitis. So most women find that within a few weeks or months their supplies adjust to meet their babies' needs very precisely, without a lot of milk leftover to pump out,are them feel full, leak, etc. This is where diaper output becomes a great barometer of intake: if plenty of pee/poop is coming out, you know that plenty of milk is going in!
Your babies are currently nursing rather infrequently. 8 nursing sessions per day is the minimum that most babies need in order to get their needs met. If you want to boost supply, I'd simply offer the breast 2-4 extra times at day. Babies tend to empty the breast better than even the best pump.
You also might want to review your birth control choices- hormonal contraceptives can put a dent in supply- and possibly consider a test for thyroid function, as thyroid issues can cause issues with supply and can also be personable for rapid and unexplained weight loss.
Do you need to return to work soon, or are you going to be home with your babies?z
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