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    Default Effect of Menstruation on Breastfeeding

    I have an 8 month old and have been EBF (no supplementing with formula). I just got my period yesterday (first time) and wonder what to expect with milk supply, the baby's reaction to the milk, etc.,

    I remember reading somewhere that your supply may decrease during certain phases of your cycle. Also that the taste of the milk may change during your period.

    So far, he's been nursing without problems. I just want to be informed.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Effect of Menstruation on Breastfeeding

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    Default Re: Effect of Menstruation on Breastfeeding

    Thanks for the link...it was very helpful.

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    Default Re: Effect of Menstruation on Breastfeeding

    My supply definitely decreases just before my period starts, but if I keep pumping and drinking plenty of fluids it goes back to normal usually within a few days. I also take fenugreek if I need it, and I eat lots of oatmeal. It's a wonder I haven't turned into an oat yet.

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    Default Re: Effect of Menstruation on Breastfeeding

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas's Mum View Post
    My supply definitely decreases just before my period starts, but if I keep pumping and drinking plenty of fluids it goes back to normal usually within a few days. I also take fenugreek if I need it, and I eat lots of oatmeal. It's a wonder I haven't turned into an oat yet.
    I gag when I see oatmeal now. It makes me sooo sick to my stomach from how much I was eating it. I've been eating one of those quaker oatmeal to go bars every morning instead. I LOVE those!
    Lisa

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    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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