Re: How long does it take for supply to return after taking OTC meds for cold/sinus
Each mother and baby pair are different but at 6 months of age, if your daughter has been thriving on breastfeeding exclusively and if she is a lustful nurser, your supply should not have dipped to the point where you needed to supplement. so this unexpected dip in your supply could be unrelated to the otc meds.
1. Did you heretofore rely on pumping to maintain your supply ?
2. could you be pregnant?
3. Did your daughter catch a cold too, and is her nose clogged?
As you know supplementation can impact the baby's willingness to nurse long and vigorously enough to keep up an ample supply.
Nurse a lot at night and nurse her in between regular feedings. see if she is willing to suckle before she gets hungry.
your milk supply can rebound in as little as over the weekend if you get back into bed with baby and nurse like you have no other care in the world. no laundry, no outings, just snuggle time in bed.
good luck and good health.
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