Breastfeeding period supply

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Avatar f tn has anyone gotten there period while breastfeeding? my baby is 10 weeks old and i breastfeed but i got my period the other day...
9590250 tn?1452831684 I don't know about the fenugreek, but I do know my supply drops when right before my period when I'm pmsing. So keep an eye out for that, because if that's it itll pick up right after your period starts.
Avatar n tn I breastfed my second baby about 6 months during my pregnancy with my third baby. She spontaneously weaned, I assume because my supply dipped so low. Our biggest issues were supply (although she was on solids so it wasn't a huge concern) and discomfort for me. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Avatar f tn iv been breastfeeding baby since he was born but I feel like my milk supply is going low should I just which too feeding him formula or should I just keep trying too breastfeed?
9924471 tn?1419954420 I breastfeed exclusively and still had my period at 6 weeks after the baby. I had no problems with my milk supply.
Avatar n tn I wanted to see if anyone has ever tried to conceive before getting next period after having a baby. My daugther is almost 4 months old, and my hubby and I want to try for another baby. I know many people may think we're crazy, but we'd love it if our children were close in age. My concern is that I haven't had a menstrual cycle since my daughter was born, so I don't have an idea when I would be ovulating, if I even am.
7136384 tn?1390142888 It also depends on if you breastfeed. I didn't have a period for several months after birth because I was breastfeeding exclusively and that can suppress ovulation.
Avatar f tn I'm planning on breastfeeding my baby whenever he is born. I'm 31weeks+3days and I have not leak any colostrum yet. When will I start having leaking colostrum?
Avatar n tn I am currently breastfeeding my 16 month old and have been trying to wean her off recently I just found out that I am 6 weeks pregnant if I stop breastfeeding now will my milk supply come back when the baby is born?
280369 tn?1316702041 As far as the period while breastfeeding I don't know. I didn't have a cycle the entire time I nursed my first and then with my second it started immediately after the first month like clockwork while exclusively nursing. With the pumping thing, I would guess that it was most likely affected by being sick. Just keep drinking plenty of fluids and eating well. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I'm pumping but not fully breastfeeding due to lack of supply. I'm 3 weeks pp. would bleeding bright read now be a period?
4437866 tn?1388119624 Illness – If you have you been sick lately with a cold or the flu, you may find that your milk supply is down a bit.  Increased breastfeeding, lots of fluids and rest should bring it right back up. Sage, Peppermint, Wintergreen can also lower milk supply.  So watch out near Thanskgiving or if you eat a lot of Altoids. Overfeeding is a common culprit, especially at child development centers and daycare.
Avatar f tn Breastfeeding is not a good contraceptive. Also you can get pregnant before your period returns. A lot of people believe these things and end up conceiving.
Avatar f tn is it safe for breastfeeding moms to take birth control pills even when still not having her menstruation? my doctor adviced me to take excluton only if i had my first mens. i just gave birth last feb. 26, 2010 to my 2nd baby and still not having my mens.
15065362 tn?1438203687 t plan on breastfeeding for long. The hospital with supply pads but I do recommend you bring your own sometimes the ones provided aren't very good. I also would bring a few pairs of cheap underwear you don't mind having ruined. No tampons. In the end as frustrating as it is when you will stop bleeding and when you will get a period is very very hard to predict.
Avatar f tn re drinking (water every day all day), your hormone levels (birth control and starting your period can make your milk supply seem to drop a bit for a few days but mine has always picked back up). Most importantly, just be patient. Hopefully it'll all work out for you and baby. But if it doesn't dont stress, some babies need extra help with their latch and some women just can't make enough milk. Good luck!
1566213 tn?1331000962 So here I am with my 3rd child attempting to breastfeed. With my first I only did it for a few weeks and for my 2nd I did it for about 2 months, but with both I supplemented with formula because it just didn't seem like I was producing enough milk for baby to get full. So now I'm with my 3rd and I've been breastfeeding and he's been doing great, but again it just doesn't seem like I'm making enough for him to get full on.
Avatar m tn depends on if your breastfeeding or not, but in short yes you can get pregnant before you get your period as you ovulate first, then your period follows, so you wont know when your going to ovulate unless your tracking signs of ovulation, many women have been caught out like this :)
645220 tn?1233764146 ve heard its normal for milk supply to lesson during your period because of hormones. As far as I know it should go back to normal within a few days of your period ending as long as you continue to pump and BF regularly during the days you have your period. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I would only give formula if you do not pump enough. Otherwise if you are away from your baby for an extended period of time then your milk may decrease since breastfeeding turns into an suppy by demand. Most states have laws saying that a working mom is to be given the time needed for pumping throught the work day.
659471 tn?1229459690 t doing anything wrong more than likely and your supply is probably fine. (given you are drinking enough fluid and eating healthy) Most babies less than a month old will take a bottle if offered even after nursing because of the natural urge to suck. She is probably going through a growth spurt where they want to nurse all the time- this is how they increase your supply.
1813627 tn?1337722375 We got off to a slow start with breastfeeding and this week I had to switch to exclusive pumping as he wouldnt latch for more then 2 min and just would be so frustrated . I hate seeing him like that so decided to just pump. My milk came in I would say this past sat. Now my question is how do I boost my supply. I have been pumping every 2 hrs and I get anywhere from .5 oz to 1.5 oz each side there are times I have to give him .