Join Date: May 2002
Location: Our own house, finally!
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I'm hoping that you ladies can give me some good advice. I'm feeling a little frantic this evening.
DS is 6.5 months old, and exclusively BF. he's had maybe 5 or 6 bottles of pumped milk. He is a fairly frequent night nurser. Up until about a month ago I would know when he hadn't nursed, I could really feel it in my breasts. That seems to have slowed down. The changes are more subtle these days.
Well, we've (DS, DH and I) been a bit under the weather for the past few days and this morning I woke up feeling like my breasts were totally empty. They never really felt like they filled up today. For his pre-bed feeding, DH ended up giving DS a bottle of my milk from the freezer, which we haven't done for several months.
Now I'm feeling worried about my supply. Luckily my neighbor (whose DD is 3.5 months older than DS) had some Mother's Milk tea on hand and gave me a few bags, so I'm drinking that now. I also made sure to drink a big glass of water and will drink another when I'm done with the tea. I know that more rest would help, but DS really wakes up a lot, so getting a lot of rest is nearly impossible for me.
Is it common for supply to suddenly drop like this? Should I be as worried as I am? Any soothing words of wisdom for this slightly freaking-out mama?