Laura - posted on 01/16/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I gave birth to my daughter on October 23rd. 6 weeks after her birth, I had my first period (I had stopped bleeding for about a week previous) and just finished my second last week. Obviously not normal, and I'm not on birth control nor is there any chance that I'm pregnant again. After that first period I noticed that my milk production had slowed down a bit. I took her to the local clinic to get weighed on Tuesday, and she had lost 2 ozs. I haven't been exclusively breastfeeding for a few weeks (she'd been needing 2oz top-ups in the evenings but would never take it from me). That night, she took her first ever bottle of formula from me, and has refused to nurse since. In fact, if I over her a breast she screeches.
Is it possible that because my cycle restarted so soon that the flavor of my milk has changed? And in a sense, because of that she's decided to self-wean?