Milk supply slowing down at 6 months

Kendall - posted on 02/12/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi, I've been breast feeding exclusively for 6 months. Been back to work for 3 months and pumping at least twice a day. Suddenly, I've noticed my milk supply is slowing down, instead of pumping 6oz, i can barely get 3... Has anyone experienced anything similar? And, what did you do?

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Sriv - posted on 02/12/2014

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Over a period of time milk supply does decrease. Once you start solids it will decrease further more. Supply demand situation. You can do something's to maintain a good supply though. Drink plenty of water. 8-10 glasses atleast a day, fenugreek seeds twice a day with water. These helped me a lot.

Celeste - posted on 02/12/2014

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Don't judge supply by pump output. Be aware that average output is 1/2 to 2 oz total and baby is much more efficient than any pump . From the info you posted, it sounds like you had oversupply and now your supply has regulated which is a good thing.

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