Re: Period and Supply Drop
Have you tried pumping more often? When a baby is nursing during a supply drop, he will increase his frequency, making up for having smaller meals by having more of them, thereby increasing mom's supply. If you're pumping every 2-3 hours, you may want to start pumping every 1-2 hours, and pumping after nursing even when you are with your baby.
Noticing a different consistency to your milk says to me that the issue may not be how much milk you have but how much you can remove. For whatever reason, it sounds like you're not "reaching" the fatty hindmilk, and are only getting the watery foremilk. Pumping for a longer period of time or switching to a more powerful pump may help you reach the hindmilk.
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