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    Default Supply drop since Monday

    Well it's Wedsneday and I am still getting really low milk when I pump I used to get 4-5 oz when I pump in the morning and then 10oz while I'm at work. Now I am only getting hardly 3oz in the morning and barely 8oz at work I don't know what happened?! Will it come back?? I am still eating oatmeal, taking Fenugreek 3pills 3x a day, drinking lots of water, and pumping 3x a day at work. Any thought/ideas/suggestions???

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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    Could you possibly be about to start your period? That always caused a dip in my pumping output.
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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    I guess that could be. Haven't had one yet...it's been so nice When does that normally kick in? I am on bc.

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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    What type of birth control are you on and how long have you been on it? Sometimes certain types of birth control can cause low supply issues.

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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    How old is your LO? How long have you been back to work?
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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    I can't remember the name but it's a low dose b/c. I have been on it since about 6 weeks after I had my LO. I returned to work when he was around 5 months, he is now 10 months. I have a good back up stash in the freezer. But I am just so frustrated because I have no idea why this is happening Still low today...

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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    Are you pumping almost exclusively? How often do you BF?

    I hate to say it, but this same thing happened to me too. I ended up going on Domperidone and that did bring my supply back up.

    I think that our bodies just give out to the pump...

    sorry mama.
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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    During the week I nurse once in the morning while I pump the other side. I pump 3x at work. Then I nurse both sides once in the evening. But on weekends I nurse exclusively, but only 4x a day now. He does have 1-2 jars of solids with some finger foods a day also. Domperidone, is that the same as Reglan? How much do you take? How long do you take it?

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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amberlina View Post
    Domperidone, is that the same as Reglan? How much do you take? How long do you take it?
    It is the same idea...but dom doesn't have the possible side effect of depression that reglan can have. Here is some info about it from Dr Jack Newman.

    Personally I take a lower dose than is usually recommended and I still have good output. I take 7 pills a day. I have been on it since December.
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    Our precious early angel


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    Default Re: Supply drop since Monday

    How long should I wait before I do something to boost my supply (like take meds)???

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