I wonder if someone can share their experiences or advice. Over the course of a few days my supply seems to have majorly dwindled. My LO is now 12 weeks old and has always been a real guzzler. To begin with she fed non stop, at the noob almost hourly. Over the past 4 weeks she was getting herself into a good routine and was doing big feeds ever 2 to 3 hours and twice during the night. This has suddenly stopped and she seems to be feeding less and wanting less. As a result my breasts are no longer full like they were and are instead extremely soft and floppy. Their really feels to be next to no milk in there. When I try to hand express only a drop or two comes out.
Five days ago we were visiting friends in a city and my little girl slept a lot and when was woken to feed fed very little as we was too distracted by everything going on. She fed well once home but that wasn't until 7pm. Since that day my breasts have definitely become very empty feeling and looking. Could one day of little nursing have such a big impact on my supply?
Another thing that I wondered is two weeks ago I got the contraceptive implant. I was wary about getting it but my doctor and health visitor reassured me it was a good choice for a breast feeding mum and would have no impact on my supply. I'm now wondering if it is indeed impacting ad I should get it taken out.
I have been trying to feed on demand and have my little girl feed as much as possible. It doesn't seem to be increasing my milk or fullness. What else can I do? Should I get a pump?
My little girl seems quite content most of the time, she just gets very fussy when feeding and seems to want more.