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Thread: This again?? I'm so annoyed!!

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    Exclamation This again?? I'm so annoyed!!

    So, I've been going through this cycle of over supply and under supply. This is the third time I've hit an under supply and started using Fenugreek and tea again. It feels complicated to figure out why my milk just won't even out. I'll have an oversupply - even got mastitis from a plugged duct - and then after I'm back to work and pumping I'll hit an undersupply.

    Anyone else have this ???? why ???

    My lo is 17 weeks. I feel like my supply should have evened out by now.

    Please help with ideas if you can.

    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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    Angry Re: This again?? I'm so annoyed!!

    oh, also I was extra frustrated because last night was the first time she wouldn't nurse and I had to supplement about 4 oz. of frozen breast milk from a bottle. I know that's not a big deal to some, but for me after all I've been through for 17 weeks, I'm not sure why my body just isn't adjusting.

    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: This again?? I'm so annoyed!!

    There are so many things that can affect supply. I notice that if I have a stressful day at work, or if I don't drink as much as usual, or if I missed oatmeal that morning, it is just endless. And don't even get me started on AF!

    It took me a little longer to get all evened out...I think probably around 6 months or so. I still get a plug every once in a while, but hardly ever anymore.

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    Default Re: This again?? I'm so annoyed!!

    Thanks...not sure why I get so stressed when my supply drops. It always comes back - but I just forget that when I get stressed out about it.

    I popped a bunch of fenugreek today - drank a WHOLE bunch of water - and ate some almonds. That seemed to help.

    I'm going to try to get a good night's sleep.

    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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