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So I started my period <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/af.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="aunt flo"> and wasn't sure if I had read that during your period your milk supply lessens or becomes low? Is this right, do I need to try and increase it or just nurse on demand (like we always do) and not worry about it?
 

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Just nurse on demand. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The link below has some good info on menstruation and breastfeeding:<br><br><a href="http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/menstruation.html" target="_blank">http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/menstruation.html</a>
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Some women do notice a temporary drop in milk supply in the days just prior to a period and for a few days into one. This is due to hormonal fluctuations. Once the period begins and hormone levels begin to return to normal, the milk supply will boost back up again. Most babies can compensate well for this temporary drop in supply with more frequent nursing.</td>
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