Yeah, it pretty much always drops. It certainly doesn't always dry up completely, though! With the horomone surge, you can definitely expect a dip. Yes, it's absolutely possible to pump like crazy so that you have lots stored up for later! That's a good idea, particularly if the nursling is really young!
Thank you! I feel better now. Ds is only almost six months, and I'm in the midst of a pg scare. I've been feeling queezy and dizzy, but when Dh and I talked about it last night, it seems more like it's related to the fact that I haven't been eating much. I just can't eat sometimes...I've been like this for a few months, but I'm very lucky that my supply hasn't gone down...if anything, I'm almost at an over-supply. I've lost all my pg weight and an extra 15 pounds since ds was born, which is a lot in a short period for me. When I do eat, it's very healthy...I'm not at all worried about the quality of food, just the quantity.
My milk had dried up completely by several weeks ago (I am about 13+ weeks pregnant now). My ds is 21 months and had been nursing many time a day still before this baby's conception. I think it is a very individual thing about milk supply and pregnancy.
My supply dropped significantly around 12 weeks and I dried up entirely at 30 or so. My ds1 nursed straight through (but he was 14 months old when i got pregnant so I wasn't too worried about the nutrition aspect of nursing).<br><br>
I think when supply drops and dries up is a little individual, but it happens most of the time, I think.<br><br>