Originally Posted by Mama2Xander
I'm kinda paranoid about my supply decreasing too, so far it hasn't (I don't think) but I asked in one of the breastfeeding forums for suggestions on keeping up supply and someone suggested oatmeal.
I'm so glad you mentioned oatmeal! I bought some a couple of weeks ago, hoping that I was pg, but then, with the several negative hpts I had before getting my positives, I managed to completely forget the oatmeal. I'll start that tomorrow!
Ds (25 months) is a very enthusiastic nurser, and I wouldn't be surprised if he continues to nurse even if my milk dwindles to nothing. I'm really hoping he doesn't wean as a result of the pg (although, of course, I'm saying that from the perspective of someone who doesn't have sore nipples yet, knock wood!), but I think my supply is starting to drop a bit already, at 4.5 weeks. Tonight he was having his usual bedtime nurse. He nursed for a while (5 minutes or so), with a typical sucking and swallowing pattern, then stopped. He looked at me and said, "Empty." I was startled and asked him, "The side is empty?" (He calls my breasts/nursing "side".) He said yes, then touched the other breast and told me it was empty, too. He didn't seem upset by it, just informative, like he was suggesting I might want to consider going downstairs and refilling them, so that was good, but I'm still very sad at the thought of him losing one of his favorite things in the world.
After he told me my breasts were empty, he still wanted to hang out for a while, latched on with only an occasional comfort suck. So, maybe my guess is right and he'll stay interested until there's a full milk supply again.