Monica - posted on 09/10/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have heard that some babies dont like to nurse while their mom is on her period. Does it change the taste or something. My sister-in-law was nursing and after she started her period her milk began to dry up. With my first daughter i got my first period when she was 6 months old and she never seemed to mind, she nursed the same whether i was on my period or not...but with my son it's different...he's 5 months old and i just started my period for the first time since pre-pregnancy...i've noticed that the last few days he has only been nursing for a couple minutes at each feeding as opposed to his normal 15+ minute feedings, he just doesnt seem interested in nursing for more than a couple minutes. I couldnt figure out why then i remembered that i'm on my period and wondered if thats whats causing it. He's not fussy so i take it he's eating enough to not be hungry, but then he hasnt had a dirty diaper in two days. Has this happened to anyone...please help, i dont want to stop nursing!!!