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I am nursing DD 7 months. I have been cycling since she was 3 months old. I am due yesterday for AF but know that during BFing it can be very irregular and since I didn't chart I really don't know when I ovulated. I have noticed a much lowered milk supply the last 2 days. Can early pregnancy cause a lowering of supply as hormones switch? that quickly? It is a distinct possibility, but I'd rather be in denial at the moment thank you very much
: I would notice this somewhat when I would cycle with DD#1 but when she was older like 18 months or so.
 

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Why do you think your supply is down? It could be a normal softening of your breasts. Or, if baby seems dissatisfied and is nursing more, she is just stimulating your supply to increase to the next level.

Rarely, a mom may exp a lower supply just before a period. Just nurse more often during this time. Drink more water/eat oatmeal/drink Mother's Milk Tea.

If your baby is increasing her nursing, this might space out your periods or even stop them. A lot of babies sleep better before teething (say, 6 weeks-4 mos) and once the teething starts, wake more often to nurse.
 

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Weesej - congratulations.

I am nursing a 14 month old and just had a positive test myself. I think I am due late Feb. too. DD already seems upset about her nums.

Does anyone have good ideas - dd still loves her nums. Last night she cried like her heart was breaking asking for more.

Amy
 

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Some moms try this tincture:

http://www.nursingbaby.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/146

Not sure how effective it is tho. Lowered milk supply during pregnancy is just a fact of life. With a 14 mo, not so serious, but a 7 mo will probably need some ABM to replace the missing mom's milk!

A sad 14 mo will adjust. Offer other nutritious foods and perhaps ABM or other milks in a sip cup or even a bottle and see how it goes. Good luck you guys!

If you can keep the nursing going, you may be able to tandem nurse eventually.
 
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