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I there anything that you know decreased your supply when you were nursing?

Besides dehydration or illness, is there anything you know decreased your supply?

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Asked by rhianna1708 at 4:27 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Pacifiers before you are established, any supplementing, not nursing enough.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:28 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Birth control pills KILLED my supply (though as I understand it, doesn't do it to everyone). Mine dropped from 20+ oz while at work, to a few days later I had a hard time getting 4oz. That was at about 7 months, I ended up taking medication to help the supply to get us through to her birthday. At that point we dropped the pumping and continued evenings and mornings.

    Answer by coder_chick at 4:36 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I think maybe my bras are too tight and are making mine decrease.

    Answer by JacksMom678 at 4:37 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • estrogen birth control pills are a BIG supply killer!!! another pregnancy can kill supply. pacifiers, bottles, supplementing, and not nursing enough (as already mentioned) are also supply killers/hinderences.

    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 4:50 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • i've never had an issue, but are you asking because you think your supply is decreased? why do you think it has decreased? how old is your baby? how many diapers are you changing per day?


    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 4:51 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • KNown supply killers:


    Answer by gdiamante at 4:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My supply has not decreased, but my pumping ability has. Not really a big deal but I would like to wean my dd to a cup by her 1st birthday.

    Comment by rhianna1708 (original poster) at 5:16 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Pumping is nothing like baby directly nursing. What you pump is not a good indicator of what you make.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:27 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My period! Everytime I got it my supply would drop in half...
    I pumped for work and I would go from pumping 12 oz at work to getting 4-6 oz for a week... it totally stressed me out!

    Answer by AmiJanell at 5:49 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Over the counter cold meds can dry you up,birth control pills,certain vitamins and herbs. Your pumping supply or amount usully eventully tapers off some and evens itself out after the first 6 months or so.

    Answer by mamallamaof2 at 6:32 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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