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Breastfeeding and periods

I have not had my first pp period yet. But can your period coming make your pumping output go down drastically? I mean I could barely squeeze out 1. 5 ounces and I usually get 4 oz. And my boobs don't feel tingly or engorged like they usually do when I pump so little or go a long time between pumps.

 
maggiebella25

Asked by maggiebella25 at 1:00 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Periods should make a difference but pregnancy does. You can get pregnant before you have your first period. If you ovulate before what would be your first period then you can get pregnant. That's why women are warned not to count on bf as bc. I'm not chastizing you just explaining.


    If your son is a year old you shouldn't need to pump at work. Most moms can stop pumping at around 9 mo. Their child can eat solids whild the mom is at work and nurse when they are together. My DIL went back to work at 10 mo and never pumped. My grandson is still loving nursing and his second birthday is Sat.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 1:43 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • After you get into a bf routine, you will start producing less (the amount your baby needs) and you won't "feel" as engourged. I'm don't think periods affect the amount of breastmilk you produce. Just make sure you are staying hydrated. :)
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 1:03 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I know that your supply can go down during your period.. but pump output also naturally decreases as baby gets older. I just started my period yesterday, but I don't pump... so I couldn't tell you if I could pump less or not. My son has been eating solid food like a little manic, though!
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:10 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • well my son is almost a year. And I have been pumping at work since he was 6 weeks. So I just noticed this output difference which is pretty drastic.
    maggiebella25

    Comment by maggiebella25 (original poster) at 1:20 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I meant to say periods shouldn't make a difference.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 1:44 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

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