My 8-1/2 mo LO is bf. He takes the bottle (pumped bm) twice a day while I am at work and I nurse him all other times. He is on solids and is now solid meals three times a day. I have seen some drop in milk supply in the last month or so and took it to mean that my body was adjusting to demand. Two days ago, I woke up in the morning to one breast completely soft (it was engorged the previous morning!!). During the day too, I was able to pump2-3 ounces less than usual. This appears to be substantially lower than what I have pumped since LO was 4 mo. I am concerned because LO takes more milk than what I have been able to pump these two days.
I did get my period after over 7 mo, last month and its due this week. I wonder if the drop in supply is due to my cycle? Have others experienced this? Can this drop be temporary? Any suggestions on what I can do to keep up supply. I have been eating oatmeal/mothers milk tea and started fenugreek tablets today.
I really am not ready to give up BF at this time. Look foward to thoughts and suggestions. Thanks!