Drinking milk to make milk
I am sure that someone is going to think I am stupid for asking this question, but does not drinking enough milk hurt your milk supply? I was always told and believed that the amount of milk you drank had nothing to so with the milk you produced but, recently it was suggested that I eliminate dairy from my diet. I have been an advid (5 gallons a week) milk drinker but have very serious problems with endometriosis and lots of adhesions from it and 2 c-sections and a tubal ligation. I was told by my ob/gyn that cow's milk contained hormones and that even though I was exculsively bf and my cycle had not yet returned that the hormones in the cow's milk were causing my excess edomine tissues to act as if I were having my cycle and causing more scarring and thus more adhesions. I am only 23 and have two beautiful babies and even though I don't desire any more children the though of having my utuerus pulled out freaks me out (that is the next step if the adhesions keep growing). But, since I have stopped drinking my 5 gallons of milk each week, my milk supply has dropped. I was pumping enough for 3- 4oz bottles, now I only get 3-3 to 3 1/2oz bottles and my dauhter now wants 5 oz to be satisfied at daycare. So far I borrow ebm from my sister to fill my daughters bottles but I would prefer to increase my supply. Any ideas or advise?
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)