Toddler not sleeping before my period
It kind of does that with my DS2. he is 17 months, I think at his age supply still maters.
at 22 months, could matter too.
I wonder if it is because I am in such a bad mood those days, that it disturbs him and his sleep is affected.
If I make continuous effort to be calmer during those days, avoid too busy schedules etc, then he sleeps better I think.
it could all be placebo effect, who knows.
we also co-sleep, so maybe I toss and turn more during the pre-menstrual period, so his sleep is disturbed.
I had no problems with my first two children when I began menstruating again. I was in my 20s when I had these children and even while I had my period (even though friends said they seemed to have less milk then) I never had a problem. My milk supply was always consistent when I was in my 20s and early 30s.
Then we had our last baby when I was almost 38. I got my period back when I usually do, when the baby was about 13 months old, when I got periods with this baby, I noticed irritability (my husband said I "transferred PMS to her through my milk" haha) and some pulling while she was on the breast. When she got the words (she was about 20 months old) she would start to nurse and after a few minutes say, "Mama, could you make some more milk for me? It almost gone." I was in tears as she assumed I had complete control over how much milk I made for her. I explained to her that I had my period, "something that happens to women so they can have more babies if they want", and that in a few days, when my period was over, the milk supply would be back to normal. She seemed OK with this explanation and even commented when periods were over that "There's more milk, Mama, just like you said!"
I think it varies by woman and also by age.
I was just looking for information on this because my 18 month old gets very fussy and more wakeful right before my period. She wakes up crying and demanding to nurse when ordinarily she wouldn't and it's very difficult to get her to stop crying. My nipples get more sensitive during this time too so when she nurses it feels like she's clamping down very hard (which maybe she is if my supply is down), and it can be very painful! The whole situation drives me nuts, especially because I have monster PMS. Which is no fun for anyone. I am actually about to give her a bottle of goat milk this AM instead of nursing. One or two days after my period starts my supply seems back to normal.