I have a 6.5 month baby boy. This past weekend he got the stomach bug and threw up 8 times in 48 hours. He didn't nurse much and I pumped a few times. Then I got the same stomach bug Sunday night. Now that we are all better, I have noticed a dramatic decrease in my milk supply: my breasts are extremely soft even during early morning hours (they used to be very full), and when I pump at work I only get half of what I used to get. This has been going on for 2 days. I am taking fenugreek, adding pumping sessions, drinking lots of fluids. How long will this drop in supply last? Have I lost my supply forever? Should I start supplementing in case my baby in starving (I have some frozen milk)? Has anyone have this problem before?
Thank you very much for any help/advice/comments you can give me.
Mom to Ben