Hi ladies - I have some questions about nursing and the return of the menstrual cycle. (sorry in advance for the long post!)
For those of you who's menstrual cycle has returned, do you find your baby is fussy just before or during your cycle? If so, do you have to take any supplements or do you just "wait it out" until that week is over and baby is back to nursing normally? By supplements I mean like a calcium/magnesium vitamin or maybe some fenugreek.
I'm finding that a week or so before my period starts (this is only my 2nd cycle so far) my baby girl gets extremely fussy... latches on and off and then gives up entirely (before a letdown). She also flaps her lips together like she's tasting it and it tastes different (?). So I don't know if my supply drops and annoys her OR if the taste of the milk actually changes. I do hear her sucking and swallowing as soon as she latches on, but it's only a few suck/swallows until she pulls off and gives up. So she's getting SOMETHING obviously, but I can't imagine it's a lot with that short amount of time. (by the way, she's 7 months old now).
Do I need to worry? Do I need to take a supplement to help? Or just know that every month there's going to be a fussy week...and maybe I'll have to pump more that week? What do you ladies do? Sorry for this SUPER long post. Just so frustrated. Thanks for any help!