Tanya - posted on 07/16/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
So I am 9 weeks pregnant and my son is 10.5 months old. I have had a small drop in milk supply right around the time I got the period that led to the pregnancy. My son has started nursing a couple of times at night, but there are definitely times when he is sucking and sucking and the milk doesn't come. I've read that this is normal - some women experience a drop in supply when pregnant even though nursing has not decreased or may have increased.
My question is - How do I know my son is getting enough milk/fluids? I offer him water in a sippy cup. He drinks a little of that, but mostly plays with it. He was drinking a lot of milk still despite eating solids 3 times a day (When I was working, he drank 18-20 pumped ounces a day, plus a morning and a before bed feeding). Should I be offering him some of the frozen milk I have? Or juices? He's never had juice so far. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!