Re: Anything to increase lowered supply after mastitis???
Time will solve this. Most likely the best thing to do is to stop the supplementing and watch the baby's diaper output. As long as diaper output continues to be normal, he's getting enough to eat even if he acts fussy and nurses literally- and I do mean LITERALLY- nonstop. What you'd be doing is what nature intends: to have a hungry baby nurse your supply back to where he wants it to be.
That being said, it does not sound like you have a supply problem at all. The average feeding for a breastfed baby is just 2-4 oz. You can pump 3 when pumping rather than nursing and 1/2 oz after nursing, and that is completely normal output. My guess is that your baby is acting fussy because he got used to milk being easy to come by, which is usually the case when mom has oversupply. Now that the oversupply is gone, he has to work harder for his meals. This is a learning opportunity for him, and you want him to take it. If you manage this with drugs, pumping, or herbs, he's going to miss out on a vital learning experience and you could get stuck with oversupply again- which puts you at greater risk for plugs and mastitis.
Are you back to work, or staying home with your baby?
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