Any advice for dealing with low supply I think is due to my returning menstrual cycle?
I have a 5 month old who has been a great eater and sleeper since birth. She started sleeping through the night at 2 1/2 months and usually has 5 feedings a day- nurse at 7am, bottles while at work (10:30ish and 2:30ish- 5 or 6 ounces) then nurse at 5 and again around 7 before bed at 7:30. Still sleeping throug the night, but a little more impatient during feedings with me.
My period returned in late October and then I believe I ovulated around day 20 (late ovulation). Now I'm currently waiting for my period to start. I've heard that your supply can drop between ovulation and the start of your next period. I've tried pumping double my usual at work, taking 12 pills of fenugreek a day and of course on the weekend, nursing more often. I am only pumping around 6 ounces at work and maybe another 2 around 10pm before bed. I'm happy I have a stash in the freezeer to help out with the needed 10-12 ounces I need for bottles when at work.
Any other thoughts or do I just have to wait it out? Never thought I'd be so happy to get my period again. Also, can I take more than 12 fenugreek pills?- I haven't started to smell like maple syrup yet. Any tried calcium/ magnesium supplements and how much/ how often?
Thanks for any and all help!