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Thread: Under supply after an oversupply... please help!

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    Exclamation Under supply after an oversupply... please help!

    Has anyone else experienced an undersupply after an oversupply? I did with my first lo and am now currently experiencing it with my second. I pumped 12 oz. at work yesterday - and today could only pump about half that! This is what happened with my first, also. I was able to use supplements and extra pumping to keep up my supply. But, I could use some encouragement and reminders about what to do to maintain my supply with this baby. I'm so bummed. I HATE having to be concerned about how much milk I can pump. thanks in advance for any thoughts...

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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    Default Re: Under supply after an oversupply... please help!

    I had the same thing mama.

    Here's a

    What supplements are you taking? What is your pumping schedule like? How often is baby at the breast?

    You can do it. I know it is discouraging but keep it up!
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    Default Re: Under supply after an oversupply... please help!

    My pumping/nursing schedule has been very weird. Until just today, I was feeding one breast at a time every 3-4 hours when home during the day and one breast per feeding every 2-4 hours at night. When at work, I nurse before work, pump both breasts after about 6 hours (my lunch break) and then either pump or nurse within 3 hours after that (between 3-4 p.m.). After work, my lo would nurse every other breast until bedtime and then nurse at night (see above). Now I am feeding both breasts ALL THE TIME!! And pumping three times a day at 8 a.m., lunch, and 3 p.m. I can pump a little more, but not much.

    I am only taking fenugreek and Mother's Milk Tea.

    Glad to hear I'm not alone.

    What else have you done? What was your experience?
    Thanks for your thoughts. I am very discouraged.

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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