I have 2 sons. Both were EBF- including all night long (like every 2 hours) until 8 months old. However, for whatever reason I got my period at 6 WEEKS PP with both boys. Regularly. Every month.
It took me awhile to put 2 and 2 together, but now there is no doubt: when I am on my period, a number of really unfortunate things happen. One--my supply drops. I have heard this happens to a lot of moms, and basically, we just struggle through it for a few days each month and then supply comes back. Two--poor DS (now 8 months) seems to have a lot of digestive issues, and digestive pain, and poop becomes really green, or mucousy, or thick and foul smelling, with alternating diarrhea and constipation. And finally three--he gets HORRIBLE diaper rash from these poops. Sometimes to the point of blistering.
This month has been the worst. He even got a fever and a rash all over his body for a day. I'm starting to think that--in my case--maybe breast isn't best, at least during that time of the month. And sadly, if I were to go formula for a few days, (with the supply drop also simultaneous) I probably would never truly get my supply back. We all know that's a slippery slope. Plus, my body doesn't really respond to the pump anyway.
He is clearly in a lot of pain and misery. (And so am I. As if PMS wasn't enough!). My questions, first-- anyone else out there in the wide world had this experience?? And if so... was there anything you could do to ease your babe's suffering? Would you switch to formula??