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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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: 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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
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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I have often experienced low milk supply right before and during my period. So that's probably what is causing it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I was right, baby coming at the end of February. Now trying to keep my supply up for a 7.5 month old should be fun!
 

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Weesej - congratulations.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
Does anyone have good ideas - dd still loves her nums. Last night she cried like her heart was breaking asking for more.<br><br>
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Some moms try this tincture:<br><br><a href="http://www.nursingbaby.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/30/products_id/146" target="_blank">http://www.nursingbaby.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/146</a><br><br>
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!<br><br>
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!<br><br>
If you can keep the nursing going, you may be able to tandem nurse eventually.
 
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