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 two and two together, but now there is no doubt: when I am on my period, things get...bad. 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.
He is normally a very healthy little guy. But 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 feel like I'm poisoning my baby during that time of the month. But 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. Is anything I can do to ease the little guy's suffering? Should I switch to formula??