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when ds was a newborn I had a huge over supply and a fierce letdown. Something happened. then around 4.5 to 5 months all of a sudden I wasnt making enough. My baby's diapers werent wet enough. He was hungry and crying. I was totally freaking out and on the verge of throwing in the towel on bf all together and giving him formula. We struggled for a month, with a few bottles of formula here and there to make sure he was getting enough. I finally took some fenugreek. That and making sure I was eating oatmeal helped. I was making <i>enough</i> but it still easnt anywhere near to what I was producing before. My ds didnt gain very much weight that month (only 7 ounces). THEN, I started eating a different breakfast. Right after my ds was born I was eating steelcut oats every morning with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and ground flaxseed. Then I quit. When I added back in all the seeds my supply shot up the very next day. Its been a week now and I wake up full. I am leaking and have the burning letdown sensation back again. I AM SO HAPPY! Oversupply is WAY better than low supply.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"> for figuring it out!
 

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Huh... pumpkin, sunflower, and flax in your oatmeal. I'll have to remember that if my supply suddenly drops. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Yay on having enough and to spare again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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