Okay, so I know I am usually the one with just questions, and not "issues"... but I have a big one now
So I know that while you are ON your period, your milk supply can drop... I am now on my SECOND in two weeks, and my milk supply has completely ceased. At first DS was fussing and pulling away, and I thought it was just distraction or impatience with the letdown... so I started trying to manually express before I nurse and I can barely get a drip out. I wrestled with this all day, nursing him almost nonstop, one side then the next about every 20 minutes, hoping it would help, but it hasn't and I finally just gave him some formula, crying the entire time. I am not going to stop trying to nurse, but I am just worried that this is going to interrupt everything, and what if it doesn't come back? I have been eating oatmeal, and I don't have a pump at the moment, or the extra cash (due to Christmas) to go get a new one right now. I am at my wits end with frustration and guilt that I don't know what to do! I would really appreciate any input, support, suggestion, stories, whatever. I do NOT want to stop nursing and I am so upset with the idea of giving him formula, please help! This is going on two or three days now, and it's getting worse and worse... My right side, no matter how much he sucks, or I try to express, NOTHING comes out. Suggestions and ideas PLEASE!