My daughter is 4 months old and I just had a night of violent throwing up and was sick for the next day or so. I feel like there is no milk there anymore! I am freaking out a bit and dont know what ese to do. She is frusterated, fussy and pulling on my nipple (hurts real bad), and I dont really feel a let down. I have been drinking red raspberry leaf tea and eating lots of oatmeal and nursing her as much as possible for stimulation. Will is eventually come back? help!
milk is gone!!
Oh I hope you are feeling better, hugs!
How many wet diapers did she have in the last 24 hours?
Not sure RRLT is good for lactation, get some Mothers Milk tea (got mine at CVS), make sure you are hydrated, and keep nursing her. If she's having 6 or more wet diapers in 24 hours, and her urine is clear, she's getting enough. My DS does that pulling a lot now because he's teething and getting a bit distractible (a week shy of 4 months)...can you hand express any milk?
i can berily hand express any milk. I think she has had enough wet diapers, just not as full as usual. That maybe makes me feel a bit better. I have some mothers milk tea, I will try that...I just hate the taste of it, but feel like at this point i would do anything. thanks.
I am also curious since it has only been two days,do I just need to be patient? Now that I have rested and feel nourished again, how long should i expect it to increase back to normal again...again, I am nursing frequently.
Honestly a couple of things could be going on. It is possible that your babe is about to go through a growth spurt, and because of that you are feeling less full than usual...since she's nursing more frequently. It's also possible that your milk supply has recently become more established, I know mine only just started to even out (less leaking, etc) at almost 4 months.
Were you nursing while you were sick? I'd expect a supply drop if you cut down on the frequency of feeding sessions for those few days. If that's the case then MM tea, fenugreek (3 capsules 3 times a day), and maybe some marathon pumping could bring it back up.
thanks alot. I dont think I nursed any less while I was sick, but then again I was in bed all day and exhausted I dont really remember for sure. :) thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. :)