LOW MILK SUPPLY! PLEASE HELP!!

Nicole Justine - posted on 02/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I usually pump between 4-8 oz at a time and all of a sudden last night/ this morning, I cannot pump more than 1/2 oz!! Can milk just STOP?? HELP PLEASE, any advice would be great.. I feel like crying :((

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Celeste - posted on 02/19/2012

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No, milk just doesn't stop. Pump output is NOT indicative of supply. It is very normal to have a large pump output then it to decrease over time. Having said that, 1/2 to 2 oz is actually average.

Amy - posted on 02/19/2012

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Could your period be returning? I know many women say it doesn't effect their supply but when mine returned I significantly decreased output a day or two before it started. What I did was take fenugreek as soon as I noticed it dropping and then stopped taking it once it stopped. I only experienced a couple of times though since I have an iud I've only had my period 3 or 4 times starting at about 7 months and not at all in the last 6.

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