milk supply fluctuates a LOT!!!
My son is 8 weeks old today. I thought that by 6 weeks that your milk was supposed to be regulated... My milk seems to fluctuate so much. One day it seems I have a ton and then the next I'm having to supplement some. (I'm working on relactating my left breast, right now only getting milk from right breast) When I had my daughter I had to pump exclusively for her and was averaging 40-48 oz per DAY from my right breast only (I could never pump any milk out of my left side). I've been taking fenugreek daily for about 6 weeks. I've been to the milk production hindrances page and the only thing I have on there is that I'm still bleeding a little. (I read that could be a sign of retained placenta) It's very light but I haven't stopped bleeding since giving birth. I mentioned it to my OB at my check up last week and he said it was normal... I'm just wondering why my milk keeps fluctuating and seems to be insufficient some days... He has good growth and dirty and wet diapers plenty. But there are times when I KNOW, and believe me, I really do, that my milk is low... I put him to the breast whenever he wants for as long as he wants, he practically sleeps at night with it in his mouth, lol... could it be the bleeding? Also, can you have a retained piece of placenta when you had a c-section? thanks in advance
Miranda, married to my best friend, Tony 10/19/02.
Mommy to dd, Elliotte 5/17/06, ds1, Lane 3/7/08, ds2, Levi 6/16/10, and ds3, Lachlan 5/18/15