Hi, got a weird question, and can't seem to find an answer to it anywhere online. I recently stopped eating/drinking any cow's milk products to see if that reduced my baby's colic. It seems to have made a difference, but it also seems to have reduced my milk levels - I went from engorgement to emptiness in a couple of days, and have been hard pressed to produce enough milk for my baby lately.
I mentioned this to my mother, who told me that my grandmother couldn't drink milk because it made her lactate, even after her children were grown and long ago weaned. This makes me think that my previous copious production of milk might have been a reaction of some kind to cow's milk. (I don't think it's added hormones in the milk, since I understand that's been outlawed here in Canada, and I don't think they were added when my 92 yr old grandmother was younger, but I could be wrong.)
Has anyone ever heard of this? I never ate many milk products before becoming pregnant, since I'm lactose intolerant, and when I think about it I realise that I started lactating during pregnancy when I started eating them again. I'm going to try eating some ice cream (plus lactase pills) and see if my production goes up, but I'm very curious to hear if anyone else has experienced this, or even heard of it.