I'm nursing my 4mo son (my second time nursing-I nursed my first son for 3years and 7 months!) exclusively - meaning he has not ever had a bottle. I seem to go through this cycle where I have too much milk, get a clogged duct or mastitis, that clears up, then I notice that my milk suppy is really low and /or I am dry in the evenings where the night before I had plenty. Is this normal? Last week at his 4mo well child check up he hadn't gained as much or grew in length at all. Could this be because of dry or low periods of milk production?
This just happened again last night. He sucks and sucks but no swollowing for a few hours, then I seem to get some milk back. But in the morning I don't feel as full as usual.
I'm worried. But the Doc said he is perfectly healthy, he is rolling all over the place, he's happy, he sleeps well even at night (from about 9p-6a with a few short feedings.
Can not getting enough calories in a day effect milk supply?