Re: Sick and Low Supply
Yes. Many moms notice that their milk supply is reduced when they are sick.
Is there a connection between sickness and milk supply?
If your LO seems happy at the breast, and satisfied when he is done, there's no reason to supplement with pumped milk, and a good reason not to: since babies are more effective at emptying the breast than the pump, the more you allow your son to nurse the faster your milk supply will rebound.
Should I be supplementing with pumped milk in the meantime to make sure LO is getting enough milk. Most people say that LO can get much more than the pump can but I want to make sure he is getting enough to eat.
Sorry you're not feeling well! Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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